Les Thomas

Canadian [b. 1962]

Les Thomas has long recognized painting as a language in its own right, and its diversity in terms of poetic and conceptual messages, exhibited by each individual picture.

Les Thomas' education is indicative of his dedication to his chosen profession as an artist. He sifts through a wide variety of visual sources for the imagery in his work. The influence of his view of painting as a very noble activity is combined with his acknowledgement that it can be inventive and enjoyable for both the artist and the viewer. The other major influence is culture, in its broadest terms, including all aspects of our everyday life.

Les Thomas' animal paintings tend to play with the relationship between culture and nature. The unique blend of oil and metallic paints that he applies, he explains, “may very well pertain to memory, and the manner in which we hold visual experiences within the capacities for recollection. Think of the last time you encountered a bear on the roadside, or craned your neck to watch a mountain goat or sheep on a steep and rocky slope.”

Les Thomas, as a highly accomplished artist has received many awards for his work, and been featured in several publications, and has his paintings in public and private collections in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K. and Germany.

We are currently seeking works by Les Thomas to be included in future auctions.

If you are interested in selling with us or wish to get our opinion of the value of your artworks please contact us for an appointment to evaluate your artwork for auction.

A Few Notable Results from our Auctions

Les Thomas

BLACK BEAR (AP #05-4272); 2004-2005
encaustic and oil on board
60 x 60 in.

Sold for $ 8,000 (hammer price) – November 2018
A record price at auction for the artist

Les Thomas

ANIMAL PAINTING #06-5266A MOOSE (bull); 2006
encaustic on board
48 x 48 in.

Sold for $ 6,500 (hammer price) – May 2015

Les Thomas

CINNAMON BEAR (AP #06-5070); 2006
encaustic and oil on panel
48 x 48 in.

Sold for $ 6,000 (hammer price) – November 2016

Les Thomas

MOOSE (AP #03-2224); 2003
oil and wax on panel
48 x 48 in.

Sold for $ 6,000 (hammer price) – May 2019

Les Thomas

CINNAMON BEAR (AP #08-5915); 2008
oil on panel
48 x 48 in.

Sold for $ 6,000 (hammer price) – November 2016

Les Thomas

COYOTE (AP #08-5904); 2008
encaustic and oil on wood panel
60 x 60 in.

Sold for $ 4,750 (hammer price) – November 2016

Les Thomas

COYOTE (AP #05-4260); 2005
oil on canvas
48 x 48 in.

Sold for $ 4,500 (hammer price) – November 2016

Les Thomas

WHITETAIL (ANIMAL PAINTING #312); 2001
encaustic and oil on wood panel
60 x 60 in.

Sold for $ 6,000 (hammer price) – November 2018

Les Thomas

HARE (AP #015-1220); 2015
oil on canvas (gallery-wrapped)
24 x 24 in.

Sold for $ 3,250 (hammer price) – May 2019

Les Thomas

HARE (AP #06-4724); 2006
oil and wax on panel
48 x 48 in.

Sold for $ 3,250 (hammer price) – November 2017

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