~ Les ‘Jason’ Spence Framed Pastel & Watercolour Of A Ship At Harbour c1990 ~
A fine pastel and watercolour painting by Les Spence, better known as Jason one of Britain’s most established marine artists.
The painting depicts a harbour scene at sunset. A ship is seen just outside the dock while a figure is seen mooring his boat to the foreground.
As with all of Les Jason Spence’s work, this picture has some fabulous detail and there is a wonderful use of colour in the sun drenched clouds.
The painting is signed by the artist to one corner.
It is double mounted and presented in a glazed frame.
To the reverse of the frame is a cut out with a picture of the artist and a small biography.
The back of the frame is signed by the artist and dated for January 1990.
~ Dimensions ~
The painting measures 14cm (5 ½ inches) by 17.5cm (6 ¾ inches).
The frame measures 28cm (11 inches) by 31cm (12 ¼ inches).
It weighs 820g.
~ Condition ~
The painting is in a great condition with no marks, fading or damage.
The frame is in good order.
~ Les Jason Spence ~
Les Jason Spence (1934/5 – ?) was born in Cheshire and spent his early years growing up in Yorkshire.
In 1965 at the age of 31, he gave up his job to devote his time to painting. He had trained and practised as a lettering artist, gilder and interior designer whilst in his spare time developing the painting style which, as it matured, has made the craftsman also an artist.
In 1971 Les and his family moved to Cornwall and over the years his reputation as a leading artist continually flourished. He ran his own gallery in Padstow, Cornwall during the 1980’s before concentrating on painting full time.
His many exhibitions include The Royal Society of Marine Artists, The Royal Society of British Artists and had one-man shows throughout Britain. His commissions include The Royal Norwegian Navy, The Royal Marines, The Readers Digest and Westward Television.