About

LeMare

Born in Somerset and now living on the edge of the Somerset Levels, the Artist has been painting the wildlife and more recently landscapes of his locality, reflecting the beauty and diversity of the natural world.
Originally working in watercolour and gouache he now paints almost exclusively in oils. Over the years his work has appeared in private and corporate collections, but not in large numbers as painting took second place to his professional life. Now retired, it has become his primary occupation and labour of love.
The Somerset Levels provide a rich environment for wildlife and the artist intends a series of paintings depicting the wide variety of bird life that is to be seen through the seasons.
A recent diversification into ceramics has resulted in the production of the 'Whimsy' or 'Wims' Bird, a homage to the Martin Brothers Victorian Potters bizarre 'Wally' birds, with whom the artist has had a life long fascination. The 'Wims' birds take the form of pen holders or letter racks and have proved popular. Being hand built they are made to order; each being a unique piece, their individuality guaranteed by the vagaries of the hand building process and the benevolence or not, of the gods of clay, glaze, and kiln.