Lester Earl possesses a unique vision when it comes to his artwork. Rather than focusing on the meticulous details of a landscape, he is more interested in capturing its essence and character. His landscapes, described as expressionistic, are an amalgamation of both his imagination and real-life observations. Instead of presenting a literal interpretation, Lester's paintings serve as an emotional and intuitive reflection of what he perceives and experiences. His aim is twofold: to immediately draw the viewer in and to keep them captivated even after repeated viewings.
A significant muse for Lester's landscapes is Te Maunga Taranaki. For the inhabitants of Taranaki, this mountain isn't just a geographical landmark. It stands as a powerful, ever-present force, acting as both a testament to the passage of time and a reminder of the eternal. Its visage, subject to the whims of the ever-changing weather, can transform rapidly, sometimes even vanishing behind thick veils of clouds. Yet, just as the people of Taranaki have come to expect, the mountain always re-emerges, standing tall and unyielding, a timeless beacon for the region. Through his art, Lester aims to convey not just the visual beauty of such places but the deep, resonant feelings they evoke.
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