Stephen A Jesic

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Stephen A Jesic

ARC Associate Living Master TM

35 artworks

Australian

Born - 1951

https://www.stephenjesic.com

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Watching Over Me

2017

Acrylic on Baltic birch

13.7 x 16.2 cms | 5 1/4 x 6 1/4 ins

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Awaiting the Catch

2019

Acrylic on Baltic birch

36.1 x 28.8 cms | 14 x 11 1/4 ins

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Instant Attraction

2019

Acrylic on Baltic birch

26.4 x 21.4 cms | 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 ins

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Morning Fascination

2019

Acrylic on Baltic birch

21 x 17 cms | 8 1/4 x 6 1/2 ins

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Morning Reflections

2019

Acrylic on Baltic birch

43.5 x 38.5 cms | 17 x 15 ins

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Afternoon Rendezvous

2020

Acrylic on Baltic birch

76 x 91 cms | 29 3/4 x 35 3/4 ins

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Superb Harvest

2020

Acrylic on Baltic birch

36.1 x 28.8 cms | 14 x 11 1/4 ins

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Catching the Light

2021

Acrylic on Baltic birch

55 x 70.2 cms | 21 1/2 x 27 1/2 ins

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Regent's Delight

2021

Acrylic on Baltic birch

16.3 x 13.7 cms | 6 1/4 x 5 1/4 ins

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Spring Harvest

2021

Acrylic on Baltic birch

38 x 27.8 cms | 14 3/4 x 10 3/4 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

 

 

 

• PLEIN AIR MAGAZINE, JULY 2021 WINNER "BEST ANIMAL AND BIRDS" for "AFTERNOON RENDEZVOUS"

https://bit.ly/july2021-winners

 

• INTERNATIONAL ARTIST MAGAZINE 2021 "SECOND PRIZE WINNER"

Stephen Jesic’s painting "AFTERNOON RENDEZVOUS" selected for the 2021 Challenge # 123, Wildlife, published in INTERNATIONAL ARTIST and AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR magazines.

 

• 10th PLEIN AIR MAGAZINE, 2021 ANNUAL FINALIST for "MORNING REFLECTIONS"

https://pleinair-salon-winners-20-21.artcall.org/pages/web-gallery

 

• ARTIST FOR CONSERVATION 2020 ANNUAL EXHIBITION – HONORABLE MENTION for "AFTERNOON RENDEZVOUS"

 Stephen Jesic’s painting "AFTERNOON RENDEZVOUS" was selected for the Artist for conservation 2020 Annual Exhibition, received an HONORABLE MENTION and published in their accompanying 2020  Exhibition Catalogue, page 101

 

• 10TH ANNUAL PLEINAIR SALON ART COMPETITION 2020, JULY WINNER, BEST ANIMALS AND BIRDS FOR "MORNING REFLECTIONS"

 https://pleinairsalon.com/july-2020/

 

• ART RENEWAL CENTER 15TH ANNUAL 2020 - 2021 INTERNATIONAL SALON EXHIBITION – FINALIST, ANIMAL CATEGORY

Stephen Jesic’s entry for "AFTERNOON RENDEZVOUS" was a finalist in the Animal Category for the 2020 ARC Annual International Salon Competition published in the forthcoming 15th International ARC 2020 Salon Catalogue.

 

• ART RENEWAL CENTER 14TH ANNUAL 2019 - 2020 INTERNATIONAL SALON EXHIBITION – HONOURABLE MENTION AWARD, ANIMAL CATEGORY

 Stephen Jesic’s entry for "MORNING REFLECTIONS" received an HONOURABLE MENTION in the Animal Category for the 2019 - 2020 ARC 14th Annual International Salon Competition published in the 14th Salon Catalogue in 2020.

 

• ARTIST FOR CONSERVATION 2019 ANNUAL EXHIBITION – "BEST IN SHOW" and "AWARD OF EXCELLENCE"

Stephen Jesic’s painting "MORNING REFLECTIONS" was selected for "Best in Show" and "Award of Excellence". AFC Medals of Excellence recognized outstanding artworks in the exhibition.

http://www.artistsforconservation.org/news-media/news/2019-exhibit-award-winners

https://gallery.artistsforconservation.org/virtual-exhibit/artist/916/artwork/morning-reflections-9924

 

• INTERNATIONAL ARTIST MAGAZINE – 2019 GRAND PRIZE WINNER

 Stephen Jesic’s painting "MORNING REFLECTIONS" was selected as the 2019 INTERNATIONAL ARTIST MAGAZINES "GRAND PRIZE WINNER" Challenge #115, Wildlife.

 

• 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 recognized outstanding artworks in the exhibition.

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

 

• ART RENEWAL CENTER 13TH ANNUAL 2017 – 2018  INTERNATIONAL SALON EXHIBITION – FINALIST AWARD, 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 and was published in the 13th Salon Catalogue, April 2018.

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

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

 

• INTERNATIONAL ARTIST MAGAZINE – 2017 GRAND PRIZE WINNER

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

Challenge #99, Wildlife.

 

• ART RENEWAL CENTER 12TH ANNUAL 2016 INTERNATIONAL SALON EXHIBITION IN CONJUNCTION WITH ARCADIA CONTEMPORARY AWARD

 SELECTED WINNING ARTIST FOR "JEWEL OF THE AMAZON"

Stephen was also a selected winning artist in the ARCADIA CONTEMPORARY AWARD. Arcadia Contemporary Gallery, Culver City, CA had an exhibition and sale for their selected winning artists in 2018. Each artist who participated were completing a series of new works specifically for this show.

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

 

• 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. 

 

• INTERNATIONAL ARTIST MAGAZINE – 2014 GRAND PRIZE WINNER

 Stephen Jesic's painting "TENDER TIPS" was selected as the 2014 INTERNATIONAL ARTIST MAGAZINES "GRAND PRIZE WINNER"

Challenge #83, Wildlife. 

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TEL (02) 4933 1407

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