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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!)
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 original compositions 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 have settled back in the San Francisco Bay Area with my wife Leela and 3 daughters (Carly, 11 and identical twins Valerie & Isla, 9) and established my studio and art business, Joel Tesch Studio.
I am active in art festivals and actively pursue exhibition opportunities and commissions.
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