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L. E. Gav Thorpe - United Kingdom

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Artist Name: L. E. Gav Thorpe
Location : Lewes, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Country : United Kingdom
Followers : 10
Followings : 29
Joined date : 04 November, 2014
About : My name is L. E. Gav Thorpe and I am a humorous figurative oil based artist specialising in exclusively painting the legs, feet and shoes. Many of the works that I create feature high heels, stockings, sandals and other related items, however I am more known for including in many of my paintings a small shrunken man, very often found to be in difficult or comedic situations. In the odd case where there might be faces or more of a person than just their legs, I try to simplify the facial features or conceal part of their face in some way, as I always prefer to make these subjects remain anonymous. I've always enjoyed the saucy things in life, so I try to create paintings that have the same fun, saucy and slight kinky feel. The one aim that I have with these paintings is to achieve that degree of intrigue and mystery by creating characters that are more regular, usual and everyday in situations that perhaps are only slightly exaggerated from the norm. I was born on 11th November in the city of Brighton on the South coast and grew up in the nearby small town of Lewes. I began painting at an amateur level in 2006 and turned professional in 2011 with the current theme of the legs, feet and shoes. Many of my paintings depict women in the more dominant position and the man in the more submissive or even shrunken to being roughly the same height of the heel of her shoes. When creating these artworks, I draw from my past experiences and training in the world of commercial art, design, advertising, marketing, illustration and digital image manipulation. Most of my paintings can be found on a variety of sized canvases and even on non-traditional materials such as recycled paper, boards, panels and wood. For more information on L. E. Gav Thorpe, visit www.legavthorpe.blogspot.com or email legavthorpe@ymail.com
Skills : L. E. Gav Thorpe is a professional oil based artist and draws from his past experiences and training in the world of commercial art, design, advertising, marketing, illustration and digital image manipulation. He began painting at an amateur level in 2006 and turned professional in 2011 with the current theme of the legs, feet and shoes.
Services : L. E. Gav Thorpe is a humorous figurative oil based artist specialising in exclusively painting the legs, feet and shoes. Many of the works that he creates feature high heels, stockings, sandals and other related items, however he is best known for including in many of his works a small shrunken man, very often found to be in difficult or comedic situations.
Achievements : L. E. Gav Thorpe has created artworks for collectors in France, England, USA and Germany and has appeared in the Daily Mirror, Sussex Express, Your County and on News10NBC and BBC TV and Radio. His designs have been used in support of many charities internationally, including Visual AIDS and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. To date, he has received both invitations to and has exhibited in both major and private galleries throughout Europe and the US, including Sikkema Jenkins & Co Gallery, The Rochester Contemporary Art Center, The Lewes Foundry Gallery, The Spinach Centre, The Duke of York's Picturehouse, The Luhring Augustine Gallery and Paddock Art Studios. He has worked with professional photographers and has created imagery for art festivals in Torun, Poland and in his hometown of Lewes. Plus, he is also a standing member of the Lewes district’s visual arts association.