About the Artist

Joel Tesch

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I  find the craft of painting to be both humbling and inspiring...relaxing  and invigorating. When I get an idea in my head and the runway of time  to test it out, the hours can disappear into the canvas.

Due to a  breakneck working style (and a notoriously short supply of patience  when it comes to watching paint dry!), virtually everything I paint is  acrylic directly on canvas.

I have exhibited all over California  and throughout the Southeast US. My work has been sold to collectors all  over the world (including UK, Sweden, Switzerland, Canada, Australia  and more!)

My “Symphony of Trees” and "Spellbinders &  Dreamcatchers" series bring to life a vibrant world bursting with  colors, movement and hope emerging from a dramatic perspective.    Contrast plays a big part in all my work: contrast in colors, order  along with chaos, geographic shapes alongside fluid, abstract motion.   My “Portals Perceptions Visions” series take the overall theme of  contrast and presents it through a surrealistic style.  My “Landscapes”  and “Urban” series convey nature and city life respectively via a  modern, contemporary approach.  My “Abstractions” series provides an  abstract visual to contrast, bold colors and themes. And a personal  favorite for both me and my customers are my custom portraits (of  friends and family and popular figures & icons!)

A native of  Raleigh, NC, I grew up with an artistic bent from an early age. After  living in several different locations (Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Charlotte,  Atlanta, San Francisco and London), I recently settled back in the San  Francisco Bay Area with my wife Leela and 3 daughters (Carly, 5 and  identical twins Valerie & Isla, 3) and established my studio and art  business, Joel Tesch Studio.

I am active in art festivals and actively pursue exhibition opportunities and commissions.

I can be found online at:



FACEBOOK:  facebook.com/joelspantings

TWITTER: @joeltesch

INSTAGRAM:  artbyjoeltesch