The Art of Robert Lees

Robert was born in Royton, Lancashire on 25th November 1949 and has lived in the town ever since.
He was educated at St. Anne’s C of E sec. mod. and then at Oldham College of Technology where he qualified to be an Mechanical Design Engineer, later running his own engineering consultancy for 22 years up to retiring in 2010.
From 1975 until 1988 he avidly painted every evening. Once he started his business the demands of work took over and he found little time to paint. Then in 2010 after retirement and some soul searching he started painting again. On this site are examples of his early work and more recent work.

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Artistic influences and inspiration

Robert’s influences are without question from the impressionist school; Degas – Manet – Monet and especially Renoir also not forgetting the father of impressionism Turner. They were the most wonderful interpreters of light and mood there has been.
The moorland and countryside with lakes, reservoirs and canals around the area where Robert lives inspires him and gives him a wide variation in subject matter. His landscape paintings are usually in mixed media primarily in water colour with pastel, water colour pencil, charcoal and chalk. (There are some in oil).
Robert works from home from a dedicated part of a bedroom in his flat.

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