Big is beautiful
Les Toil’s love for big women has attracted fans who want him to turn their fantasy pin-up dreams into reality “What inspires me is the positive feedback I receive from the clients that hire me to turn them into pin-up queens,” says Les, who’s been painting larger-sized pin-ups since the late 90s. “Many of the women who approach me lead a life that aren’t glamorous, and these works of art enable them to vicariously live out a dream or fantasy. “Seeing themselves in the form of an empowered space princess or a mythical goddess often instils a stronger sense of self-worth for those that may have felt marginalised by a size-obsessed society. Receiving that type of positive feedback is fulfilling. I think most artists would like to know someone is viewing their creations as something to be admired and valued beyond its surface aesthetics.”
tracey “My objective is to create an image that reflects the client’s personality and interests,” says Les Toil. keep on Truckin’ “I’m approached by women to give them the vehicle to be the subject of their own fantasies,” says Les.