Steven Lester [Certified Visual Artist – Canton, GA]
Steven Lester is a new Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Canton, GA.
Steven Lester began his career as a commercial illustrator after graduating from college with a degree in visual arts. He became an art director and creative director for corporations and advertising agencies, winning more than 100 national and international awards.
After four decades in the commercial art field, Steven has fully embraced his love of fine art painting. Since that time, he has painted internationally in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, India, South Africa, Canada, and the Caribbean. His work is in demand by corporations (McDonald’s, The Coca Cola Company, REI COOP), major universities, art collectors, athletes, and private individuals across the globe.
Steven was selected to be a 2020 Executive Fellow in the Clark Hulings Fund’s Art-Business Accelerator Program, recipient of the United States Sport Academy’s (USSA) prestigious International Sports Artist of the Year award, and awarded the American Sport Art Museum and Archives’ (ASAMA) “Zhenliang He Cultural Medallion”.
Steven has been invited to the 2020 (now 2021) Summer Olympics in Tokyo to stage live painting events at multiple venues. Concurrent with the Summer Games, he will have a solo exhibition of his narrative, Olympic-themed paintings at the prestigious Tokyo American Club.
See more work, visit stevenlesterartstudio.com