Les Trewin

Painter in oils and acrylics


Motivated by strong composition, colour and texture, my inspiration is drawn from many things. Dynamic perspective, contrasting tones and atmospheric lighting are all qualities that I respond to as an artist and try to capture in my work.


Creative drive is, by its nature, different for everyone. Perhaps I find it easier to express myself visually than I do articulating myself verbally, which makes the task of defining why I paint that much more difficult. Simply put, I paint because I want to and derive immense pleasure in the challenge of meaningful expression. If this should resonate with the viewer, then I believe art has been created.


Most of my early work was created in acrylics, but I have recently begun to work in water based oil paint. It’s a medium that suits my style and energy, being applied by both brush and pallet knife. I seldom work from a white background, instead using selected base colours as the foundation to build upon. I work from the thousands of photographs I have taken over the years of my surrounding landscape, hoping to improve on each painting I create, or at the very least learn something new. Nature is a great teacher.

Leather Tor

“Leather Tor”

Crimson Vale

“Crimson Vale”

Address The Square, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire GL54 1AF

Telephone number 01451 831399

Opening Times
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm
Wednesday by appointment
Friday from 11.00am to 5.00pm
and from 11.00am to 4.00pm on Sunday