Born in Birmingham in 1933, Gordon is a self-taught artist who came late to a career as a full time artist. He first had careers in the R.A.F., mining, commerce and finally in plastics design where he was a successful industrial stylist. Throughout these years, Gordon painted and exhibited in his spare time. By the mid-1970's the demand for his work was such he decided to fulfil his life long dream of being a full time artist. His paintings are exhibited in leading galleries throughout the U.K. He has become an established International Artist, many of his artworks are in private collections in Europe, America and Japan.
It is thought by many that Gordon Lees' work was the inspiration for the trademark village scenes of Thomas Kinkade, one of Americas most prolific artists, who recognised Gordon as 'The Original Master of Light'. Following the passing of Kinkade, Gordon Lees' work has shown a surge in cross Atlantic sales (yorkfinearts,2019).
Gordon has also been creating designs for greeting cards for nearly thirty years now. When he started doing card designs he was already well known as a traditional landscape painter who nostalgically captures the beauty of British Landscapes and towns. Many of these scenes have been reproduced for jigsaws and cards. His designs continue to reflect a bygone age as well as a more modern way of life.
In the last three years Gordon has returned to creating sculptures, masks and plaques using air drying clay.
If you would like any further information on Gordon's work and pieces we currently have available, please do not hesitate to get in touch.