Les Robling captures the scene's light and shade, the atmosphere and the mood of the moment, from direct observation, sketches and photographs. Les captures the essence of the view that he is painting with the use of a discerning eye for the subject, precise brush work, knife work, bold colours, some detail and a hint of impressionism. His work epitomizes his love for his medium, an imaginative treatment produced with strong colours, effective colour relationships, bold lines and an expressive feel.
While in Grey County he exhibited at the Flesherton Split Rail Festival, displayed his work with a group of Orangeville artists at Elora Mill, showed his paintings at the Markdale Artsfest.
He has contributed paintings to Trinity College School's fund-raising auctions. In 2006 Les Robling was the artist of the original water colour paintings given as gifts to attendees of Cameco's 'Safety, Health and Education Conference'. More recently, Les donated a painting to St.Mark'sAnglican fund raiser, the La Jeunesse fund raiser and also gave a talk on Kyffin Willliams and his own work to the Brighton Arts Council. He was commissioned to produce an oil painting of ‘Dorothy House’. In 2011 he won the People’s Choice Award at the ‘Square Foot Art Show’ held by the Port Hope Jazz Festival. Les is a member of Spiritofthehills.org and is on the Northumberland Hills Studio Tour.(www.northumberlandstudiotour.ca)
His paintings, in oils, acrylics and watercolour, often focus on Port Hope and the surrounding countryside. However, he is equally at home painting portraits and scenes from Wales, land of his birth, and other countries that he has visited. .
A resident of Port Hope, 100 km. from Toronto, Les's paintings can be found in private collections across Canada as well as in the United States, Hong Kong, England, Wales and Australia.
Note : Works are A (Available) or U (Unavailable)
His studio at 15 King Street, Port Hope, Ontario – is open by appointment, phone 905-885-4141. Washroom available. No wheelchair access.
As well, Les Robling is the author of books available on Kindle. He has written four books as well as a poetry book and short stories under his name and one book under the pseudonym, Anna Adamson.