Lionel studied illustration at Bournemouth College of Art and worked as a professional illustrator. He sketches and paints outdoors whenever possible, working in all weathers to capture the spirit of a favourite place, landscape, building, coast, village or town. A passionate watercolour artist he feels this medium above all is perfect for getting down on paper quickly the ever changing weather, atmosphere and light of a landscape.
Born on Christmas Eve in 1956, Lionel believes his talent for art comes from his Dad, who wished to become a full time artist, but became master carpenter instead.
Ytene Gallery is the only commercial gallery that stock Lionel’s work. We are delighted that despite a busy full time job in retail, Lionel continues to paint New forest scenes and the local coastline for the gallery. His work is very much in demand and his stunning watercolours are never with us for long!