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Lionel Jeans

Lionel Jeans

Born in Bournemouth in 1956, Lionel originally trained as an illustrator, graduating from Bournemouth & Poole College of Art in 1977. After a short spell working for the Ministry of Defence as a civil servant he then left the UK at twenty and spent the next three years working in the former West Germany, finally settling in the beautiful city of Koblenz. There Lionel was inspired to paint landscapes by the beauty of the Mosel and the mighty Rhine. Painting en plein air he produced many small oil studies on the banks of the rivers, which attracted much attention from the strolling tourists and locals.

Lionel returned to the UK in the late 1980's and he worked successfully for many years as a freelance illustrator producing technical and commercial art for advertising and publishing clients including The Eagle comic, Time Life, and the R.N.L.I. Lionel's background in illustration is still evident in the precise draughtsmanship of his work.

Lionel now lives in his native Dorset, with the nearby coast and rolling hills providing much inspiration and material for his landscape and marine paintings. Walking in all weathers he sketches in pencil, paints in watercolour and oil and photographs the countryside, architecture and coastal areas of Dorset, Devon and Hampshire. Lionel's work can be found in private collections across the UK.

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Original pieces by Lionel Jeans

Bolderwood

Bolderwood
21cm x 51cm
Watercolour
£325 (£425 Framed)

Christchurch Priory I

Christchurch Priory I
30cm x 25cm
Watercolour
£350

Low tide Christchurch harbour

Low tide Christchurch harbour
28cm x 23cm
Watercolour
Sold

October rain Lymington

October rain Lymington
48cm x 25cm
Watercolour
Sold

Autumn rain Lymington

Autumn rain Lymington
25cm x 22cm
Watercolour
£320

View from Eggardon Hill

View from Eggardon Hill
45cm x 22cm
Watercolour
£395

Christchurch Harbour

Christchurch Harbour
60cm x 45cm
Watercolour
Sold

Christchurch Priory II

Christchurch Priory II
65cm x 44cm
Watercolour
£725