Photograph: Faded rose – together with a wall hanging approximately 9ft. x 9ft.
Charles and Patricia Lester have spent 50 years experimenting and perfecting different techniques for decorating and texturing fabrics. Their main focus has been creating textiles for their original and timeless fashion collection. Their customers for the fashion collection include some amazing high profile celebrities, but mostly extraordinary/ordinary people who love the chance to own something that is beautifully crafted and rare for their very special life-time occasions
However they also create textile art pieces for the home. These creations have not had the attention that has been given to the fashion side of their business except for occasional articles in glossy magazines about luxury interior textile art.
Luxury interior textile art in museums and art galleries
Exhibitions in art galleries and prestigious museums around the world have included some of the major decorative pieces, but still very little is known about this side of Charles and Patricia’s art work.
Photograph: Leighton House Museum – London – Exhibition Art in Textiles by Charles and Patricia Lester
Exhibitions of their work have been shown in a number of other places around the world including throughout Bergdorf Goodman in New York, another in an exhibition of the work by Mariano Fortuny in Milan as contemporary creators of hand crafted textile art.
Inspiration for luxury textile art
In order to show the quality and variety of their textile work they have prepared an introduction collection of pictures. Choosing one of their inspirational photographs they have surrounded it with examples of their luxury art for the home – made out of their textiles. These include large wall hangings, cushions, throws, bedspreads and screens.
Photograph – rocks on Newport beach West Wales
Photograph – Bronze coloured iris
Photograph: Beech trees in winter sunshine – Wales
Photograph: Stone statue of boy and stone covered in moss
Luxury textile art in the home
Textile art for the home – master bedroom inspired by faded bouquet of flower
Photograph: sunlight through meadow grasses cobweb laced.
Bespoke interior design
Photograph: Winter sunset tree and snow – tones of pink and ice mauve
Photograph: Bedroom in a Georgian home in Wales.
By creating these pages Charles and Patricia show how easy it is to send your own choice of inspirational pictures around which they can create a unique and very personal colour schemed art pieces for your home.
Luxury interior textile art for set design for film and television
They can also apply this idea for set designers for film and television. This is yet another area that they would like to venture more into as well as exhibitions in art galleries and museums.
Photograph: Faded anemone
Photograph: Foxgloves in early morning light
Photograph: Misty lily
Photograph: Anemone and a blue velvet patchwork throw
Photograph: Bubbles in winter on the garden pool.
Photograph: Moonrise from Laugharne – looking out over the estuary.
Photograph: Llansteffan beach after a storm. The extraordinary and varied beauty of Wales.
Photograph: Hydrangea flower showing beauty even when just the veins of the petals are left.
Photograph: Evening sunset light painting the tips of the meadow flowers and grasses.
Photograph: Evening sunset light through meadow grasses
Photograph: faded tulips that started life a clear pink and then with the magic of ageing and fading – subtle crinkles and pleats add new textures.
Opera and classical musicians wearing designs by Charles and Patricia Lester
Elizabeth Taylor, Sheila Hancock and Irina Maleeva – a few actresses from the world of film