Stephen A Jesic
Wildlife Artist – Acrylic
Stephen Jesic has been an artist from his youth, and it has been now more than thirty five years since he was able to devote his life to full-time 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, Stephen studies his models intensely. His paintings are as much individual portraits, as they are scientific representations of the species seen in their native habitats. . 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, Stephens paintings portray not only how his subjects appear, but how they live.
Until now Stephens work has been little known outside of his native country – a result both of collector demand and his limited production. These extraordinary depictions of Australian Mammals – exotic birds – of parrots and macaws -represents an achievement of major International Awards.
INTERNATIONAL ARTIST MAGAZINE – 2014 GRAND PRIZE AWARD
Stephen Jesic’s painting “TENDER TIPS” ( Koala Cub) was selected as the 2014 INTERNATIONAL ARTIST MAGAZINES “ GRAND PRIZE WINNER for Challenge #83, Wildlife “
INTERNATIONAL ARTIST MAGAZINE – 2015 FINALIST AWARD
Stephen Jesic’s painting “WHO’S FLYING” ( Military Macaw) was selected as the 2015 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 INTERNATIONAL SALON EXHIBITION – 1ST PLACE WINNER, ANIMAL CATEGORY
– Stephen Jesic’s entry for “ JEWEL OF THE AMAZON “ ( Scarlet Macaw) was the First Place Winner in the Animal Category for the 2016 ARC 12th Annual International Salon Competition to be published in the 12th Salon Catalogue published in April 2017
This prize was truly an outstanding achievement as the Art Renewal’s Center’s 12th Annual 2016 International Salon Exhibition received 3,196 entries by over 1300 artists representing 63 countries. The Animal Category in the 12th International ARC Salon represents 106 entries out of the 282 works entered into this category.
As part of this prize Stephen is 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 participates will be completing a series of new works specifically for this show.
Morpeth Gallery will be looking forward to the delivery of future stunning award winning artwork.