Stephen A Jesic

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Stephen A Jesic

ARC Associate Living Master TM

25 artworks

Australian

Born 1951

https://www.stephenjesic.com

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5 O'Clock Itch

Acrylic on board

35.6 x 27.9 cms | 14 x 11 ins

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A Peaceful Groom

Acrylic on board

35.6 x 27.9 cms | 14 x 11 ins

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Are They Ripe

Acrylic on board

35.6 x 27.9 cms | 14 x 11 ins

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Cockatoo Canapes

Acrylic on Baltic birch

61 x 50.8 cms | 24 x 20 ins

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Cocktails for Two

Acrylic on board

35.6 x 27.9 cms | 14 x 11 ins

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Family Feud

Acrylic on board

81.3 x 101.6 cms | 32 x 40 ins

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Golden Harvest

Acrylic on Baltic birch

35.6 x 27.9 cms | 14 x 11 ins

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Is Anyone Home

Acrylic on board

50.8 x 61 cms | 20 x 24 ins

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Jewel of the Amazon

Acrylic on Baltic birch

61 x 50.8 cms | 24 x 20 ins

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Jewels of the Forest

Acrylic on Baltic birch

25.4 x 20.3 cms | 10 x 8 ins

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QUOTE FROM - ROBERT SIMON, NEW YORK 

 

Stephen Jesic has been an artist from his youth, and it has been now more than twenty years since he was able to devote his life full-time to painting. During that time he has exhibited extensively in his native Australia, and become celebrated not only for his extraordinary depictions of wildlife, but for his phenomenal technique in bringing animals to life. He has lectured and written about his innovations in using the medium of acrylics to render the finest detail, while at the same time suggesting an atmospheric setting for his subjects. Like the great naturalist-artists of the past, Jesic studies his models intensely. His paintings are as much individual portraits, as they are scientific representations of the species seen in their native habitats. Until now Jesic’s work has been little known outside of his native country – a result both of collector demand and his limited production. These extraordinary depictions of exotic birds – of parrots and macaws – represent the first significant group of Jesic’s paintings to be exhibited in the United States.

Stephen Jesic’s recent work has focused on African wildlife of all sizes – from meerkats to rhinos and elephants.  These are not snapshot views, but intricate, carefully composed portraits of animals in their native environments.  Based on both first-hand study of individuals and research into the habits, ranges, and behavior of the species, Jesic’s paintings portray not only how his subjects appear, but how they live.

Born in1951, Albury, New South Wales, Australia. Moved to Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1952.

Moved to the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 1983.

 

STUDIES:

Instrument Technicians Course, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and Swinburne

Institute of Technology, 1969-1974.

Worked as a Service Engineer, 1974-1983.

Studied under three Professional Melbourne Artists 1970 - 1982

 

Undertook overseas study tours; USA, 1981, 1982 and 1983; Europe,

1983 and 1984. Techniques of the Modern and Old Masters were studied over the period, with special attention given to portraits, landscapes and still life.

 

Became a full time Artist during 1983.

Wildlife research and study tour, USA, September - October 1997.

Wildlife research and study tour, Ireland, UK, Singapore June – July 2006  

Wildlife research and study tour, USA and Canada September 2012

Wildlife research and study tour, Singapore and UK 12 Dec 2014 - 5 January 2015

 

Represented in private collections in the United States of America, Japan, Europe and Australia

 

MEMBERSHIPS –

2006 - SIGNATURE MEMBER  - ARTISTS FOR CONSERVATION

2007 - ASSOCIATE MEMBER -  SOCIETY OF ANIMAL ARTISTS NEW YORK

2013 - SIGNATURE MEMBER  - SOCIETY OF ANIMAL ARTISTS NEW YORK

 2019 – ARC ASSOCIATE LIVING MASTER – ART RENEWAL CENTER

 

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST MAGAZINE – 2014 GRAND PRIZE AWARD

 

Stephen Jesic’s painting “TENDER TIPS” was selected as the 2014 INTERNATIONAL ARTIST MAGAZINES “ GRAND PRIZE WINNER

for Challenge #83, Wildlife. 

 

Two page article in the INTERNATIONAL ARTIST MAGAZINE #99

OCTOBER / NOVEMBER  2014 ISSUE, pages 4 & 5

 

Four page article in the AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR MAGAZINE #108

OCTOBER,  2014  ISSUE, pages 128 – 131, titled “ Drawn to Wildlife “

  

Facebook addresses:-

 

https://www.facebook.com/InternationalArtistMagazine

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Art-Collector-Magazine/105251935054

 

Web addresses:-

 

https://www.internationalartist.com/

 

http://www.americanartcollector.com/

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST MAGAZINE – 2015 FINALIST AWARD

 

Stephen Jesic’s painting “WHO’S FLYING” was selected  as a FINALIST in the  INTERNATIONAL ARTIST MAGAZINES  Challenge #91, Wildlife, will be published in INTERNATIONAL ARTIST MAGAZINE’S #107

February / March 2016 issue, page # 17

 

 

 

ART RENEWAL CENTER 12TH ANNUAL 2016 / 2017 INTERNATIONAL SALON EXHIBITION – 1ST PLACE WINNER, ANIMAL CATEGORY

 

Stephen Jesic’s entry for “ JEWEL OF THE AMAZON “ was the First Place Winner in the Animal Category for the 2016 / 2017 ARC 12th Annual International Salon Competition to be published  on page 179 of the 12th Salon Competition Catalogue in April 2017.                               

https://www.arcsalon.org/Salon2016/Category/Animals

 

 

ARCADIA CONTEMPORARY AWARD IN CONJUNCTION WITH

ART RENEWAL CENTER 12TH ANNUAL 2016 INTERNATIONAL SALON EXHIBITION – SELECTED WINNING ARTIST FOR "JEWEL OF THE AMAZON"

 

Stephen was also a selected winning artist in the ARCADIA CONTEMPORARY AWARD. Arcadia Contemporary, Culver City, CA, will be having an exhibition and sale for their

Selected winning artists in 2017 or early 2018. Each artist who participated had to complete a series of new works specifically for this show.

https://www.arcsalon.org/Salon2016/Award/Other

 

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST MAGAZINE – 2017 GRAND PRIZE AWARD

 

Stephen Jesic’s painting “COCKATOO CANAPES” was selected as the 2017  INTERNATIONAL ARTIST MAGAZINES  “ GRAND PRIZE WINNER “

for Challenge #99, Wildlife.

 

Two page article in the INTERNATIONAL ARTIST MAGAZINE #115

JUNE / JULY 2017 issue, pages 4 & 5

 

Four page article in the AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR MAGAZINE # 140

JUNE  2017  issue, pages 118 - 121

 

 

ART RENEWAL CENTER 13TH ANNUAL 2016 INTERNATIONAL SALON EXHIBITION – FINALIST, ANIMAL CATEGORY

 

Stephen Jesic’s entry for “ COCKATOO CANAPES “ was a FINALIST in the Animal Category for the 2017 ARC 13th Annual International Salon Competition to be published in the 13th Salon Catalogue published in April 2018

 

https://www.artrenewal.org/13thARCSalon/Category/Animals

 

https://www.artrenewal.org/13thARCSalon/Artwork/ByCategory/26660#content

 

 

ARTIST FOR CONSERVATION 2017 ANNUAL EXHIBITION – “AWARD OF EXCELLENCE”

 

Stephen Jesic’s painting “COCKATOO CANAPES” was selected for an “ Award of Excellence ”. AFC Medals of Excellence recognizes outstanding artworks in the exhibition.

 

http://www.artistsforconservation.org/virtual-exhibit/awards/medals-of-excellence?page=4

 

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