About Us

Elms Lesters is an independent, family run gallery with a combined 80 years worth of experience in the applied and fine arts, situated right in the heart of London’s West End, snugly wedged into a narrow alleyway adjacent to the historic St. Giles’ Church and architect Renzo Piano’s stunning Central St. Giles complex.

The historic and unique ELMS LESTERS PAINTING ROOMS were purpose built to paint backdrops for the theatre in 1904

Growing steadily since 1984 the Gallery has become renown for specialising in the work of counter culture and contemporary artists consistently holding exhibitions of the highest calibre featuring both International and home-grown artists. The building offers a unique place to exhibit, as well as stunning facilities for our artists to work in residence, often producing site specific work for upcoming shows.

Elms Lester is a daylight studio, purpose-built for painting, with 40’ high glass ceilings, and with over one hundred years of paint splashed on the walls; it’s inspiring. I’ve found that two things happen – an artist’s technique loosens up and their scale shifts up a gear Paul Jones, Director and Curator

Elms Lesters Director and Curator PAUL JONES photographed by ULI WEBER

Elms Lesters is proud to solely and exclusively represent British artist ADAM NEATE internationally.

Since 2010, Elms Lesters has been introducing Adam Neate’s Dimensional Paintings to Asia-Pacific collectors, exhibiting his work in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan. In May 2013 we exhibited his paintings in mainland China at Art Beijing for the first time. Adam Neate’s paintings are in collection in 34 countries.

In September 2012, the first in a series of Dimensional editions was released. A variety of techniques have been employed, from lenticulars, to screenprinted Perspex, metal or wood, resulting in a series of highly collectable limited edition artworks. Each work is signed by the artist and individually numbered, both on the artwork and on the accompanying certificate.