Thursday, October 11, 2012

John Seerey-Lester - Member Profile

Society Of Animal Artists Member Profile
John Seerey-Lester
Signature Member
Oil and Acrylic Painter, USA

World-renowned artist John Seerey-Lester was born in Manchester, England, where he grew up with a sketchbook in hand. Receiving his first commission at the early age of 13, John became a professional artist in 1974. For some ten years prior to this, John was a journalist, freelance writer, editor of several magazines and worked in advertising and public relations in both the private sector and local government in the UK. Before painting wildlife, John painted figurative works and portraiture, which he still undertakes. On his travels to different parts of the world, he continues to do figurative work between his wildlife paintings.

John has received many awards and much recognition for his outstanding achievements in the field of wildlife art. He was presented to His Royal Highness Prince Phillip and was commended for his work in conservation. He has been chosen to exhibit works in the prestigious Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum's "Birds in Art" and "Wildlife: An Artist's View" shows each year since 1983, and his paintings are in their permanent collection. He has also displayed in several other museums such as the Gilcrease Museum , the National Museum of Wildlife Art, and in many other permanent collections such as Bennington Center for the Arts and Nature in Art Museum. He is a member of Oil Painters of America and is the Artist of the Year at the Southeastern Wildlife Expo in Charleston for 2004.

Recently John has become well recognized for his paintings depicting historical hunting scenes. A book entitled LEGENDS OF THE HUNT feature this series of paintings.

1 comment:

  1. he is a very prolific and amazing artist! Some of his paintings just take my breathe away!!