Lester Sensat was born in Louisiana. After spending his early years there, his family moved to Orange, Texas, where Lester finished high school. The artist graduated from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He came to Bastrop over 27 years ago and retired from teaching Math at the Bastrop Intermediate School.
A self-taught artist, Sensat works in oils and acrylics. His special interest lies in landscapes. His personal style is painting in some detail with a hint of realism. His paintings contain subtle to full, rich, vibrant colors. The vivid coloring and distinct rendering of his subjects is appealing to collectors. Lester Sensat’s paintings reflect a variety of subject matter. Some are actual places, others are from his imagination. He uses three basic techniques to accomplish his landscape painting: a brush, a palette knife or a combination of both.