Coming to America 2017

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Les Darlow  The artist uses his unique and unmistakable style to demonstrate his atmospheric approach to storms, cloudscapes, weather, winter scenes and wonderful landscapes. This love of the weather has developed over the years from his love of the outdoors; walking the mountains of the English Lake District, chasing tornadoes in America, snowboarding in Austria, the artist attempts to show both the unbelievable beauty and imminent destruction a storm can bring. A sky, just before a storm strikes can be almost celestial in its appearance. Les paints in all mediums and his pastels techniques are now being taught at many outlets throughout the UK as workshops. An online series of “How to paint with Pastel” is available through the website.

Click here to watch Time Lapse Video creating water effects – Click here to see how i paint clouds. Click here to see a cloudscape

Les not only loves to paint, but loves to demonstrate pastels and teach the medium. He is very proud to have become the First UK Ambassador for Canson, The World Leader in Fine Art Paper manufacture.

If you have a group of 10 or more people wishing to have a days pastel workshop with Les then please contact for details. All UK Covered. For rest of world, please contact with numbers for 2 day workshop. Prices available. ( I need at least 10 people for 2 days to cover costs).


4 Responses to

  1. Catherine Ringer says:

    Hello Les
    I was one of your new recruits at the Reading Room, Castle Rising on Tuesday 7 April.
    This is to say thank you very much for a fantastic day and you’ve converted many of us to try pastel (Unison of course!)
    Which leads me to ask what ‘starter’ pack you would suggest – bearing in mind that I am going to Provence later this month and then Austria in May/June. I’ve been looking at Jackson’s soft unison pastel Ann Oram set of 30 half sticks and a Canson (of course!) earth tones sketch pad? Also I was wondering what is the description for the drawing pastel pencil you supplied for the initial outline sketch please.
    Looking forward to hearing from you and any note summaries from the session please.
    With thanks again and I reckon we all left feeling we’d “captured the castle”!!
    Best wishes

    • Les Darlow says:

      Hi Catherine, Hope i have already replied to this.. If not i sincerely apologise. UNISON pastels.. Good choice and I just use derwent pastel pencils or carand’ache ar fine

  2. Louise Dubois says:

    Hi Les: I am in love with your wonderful sky paintings. I have a limited amount of Unison pastels right now, however, they are not easy to come by in Canada. I am looking to add to my Unison collection and I am wondering if you would be good enough to tell me the numbers for the shades of peach you use in your skies. Also, how to you get such fine lines with Unison? Do you sharpen them or cut them at an angle to get that sharp edge. Many thanks for any tips you may wish to give.

    Also would like to know if you’re coming out with any new painting ‘packages’ like A Winter Sky as this may be the only way I ever get step by step instruction by you :-(

  3. Louise Dubois says:

    I see that you will be coming to America in 2017 – any dates/locations as this point?

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