With work hanging at the White House and in permanent, private and Museum collections, throughout the world, John Seerey-Lester, The Godfather of Wildlife Art, became one of the most widely renowned wildlife and plein air artists in the world today. ...More...
Since moving to America over 25 years ago and making it his base of operation, he continued to travel the world in search of images. Preferring to paint from life, he visited such diverse locations as Africa, China (where he painted the rare Giant Panda in the wild), India, The Arctic and Antarctica as well as Central and South America. It was a visit to East Africa over 30 years ago that give birth to his interest in wildlife.
Before this, in his native England, John gained enormous popularity through his paintings of nostalgic scenes of Victorian and Edwardian times. Now he has combined that early fascination for historic themes with his continuing interest in wildlife to capture in paint, the golden age of the White Hunter and hunting heritage of North America. In a new series of paintings John is revisiting the late 1800’s and early 1900’s in what became his most successful work.
John gained a reputation over the years for producing paintings with a mysterious and a mystical appeal, and subsequently utilized this skill to produce a remarkable series of paintings depicting historic hunts and safari legends. He has also published seven books, the last of which is due to be released posthumously this fall....Less...
Oct 2019 – John Seerey-Lester Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from The Society Of Animal Artists
p>John and Suzie Seerey-Lester All-Around Consummate Professionals by Michael Scott-Blair For two people who never really set out to be professional artists, John and Suzie Seerey-Lester have probably put together one of the most complete artistic family packages in the world. Art, books, writing, business skills, sales expertise, historical appreciation - it is all there with hard experience to back it up, and all tied together in one package by this fun-loving couple frRead more