Jesse Lane, ‘Reveal’, 2015, RJD Gallery

Jesse Lane’s dramatic portraits have won many awards, including top honors from the Colored Pencil Society of America, the Pencil Art Society and the Hudson Valley Arts Association. His work "Manifest," won Best of Show at the Salmagundi Club, is in the cover of the August 2016, "Color" magazine. He’s participated in numerous national and international exhibitions.
Jesse lives in The Woodlands, near Houston, Texas. He has a degree in Visualization from Texas A&M University. He also studied art at the Santa Chiara Study Center in Italy. He's a member of the International Guild of Realism, the Portrait Society of America, the Colored Pencil Society of America and the Pencil Art Society.

STATEMENT
In my art, I turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.
My work captures intimate moments and gives glimpses of an inner private world… providing a window to our own introspective thoughts and our own mystery.

My drawings capture emotions and stories wrapped into a single instant. These stories are open-ended. I want the viewer to create the narrative, to feel the power and vulnerability of that unique moment in time.

My aim is to ignite the imagination and touch the viewer’s soul.

I call my body of work “Anatomy of Light.” My figures emerge into light and disappear into darkness… both literally and figuratively. Black backgrounds isolate the figures and put them in their own world, the world of their thoughts. Nothing is there except what they’re feeling.

At best, I hope my work continues to be both contemporary and timeless. If there is a theme, it is personal struggle. This struggle is universal, but also unique to each of us.

Jesse Lane’s dramatic portraits have won many awards, including top honors from the Colored Pencil Society of America, the Pencil Art Society and the Hudson Valley Arts Association. His work "Manifest," won Best of Show at the Salmagundi Club, is in the cover of the August 2016, "Color" magazine. He’s participated in numerous national and international exhibitions.
Jesse lives in The Woodlands, near Houston, Texas. He has a degree in Visualization from Texas A&M University. He also studied art at the Santa Chiara Study Center in Italy. He's a member of the International Guild of Realism, the Portrait Society of America, the Colored Pencil Society of America and the Pencil Art Society.

STATEMENT
In my art, I turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.
My work captures intimate moments and gives glimpses of an inner private world… providing a window to our own introspective thoughts and our own mystery.

My drawings capture emotions and stories wrapped into a single instant. These stories are open-ended. I want the viewer to create the narrative, to feel the power and vulnerability of that unique moment in time.

My aim is to ignite the imagination and touch the viewer’s soul.

I call my body of work “Anatomy of Light.” My figures emerge into light and disappear into darkness… both literally and figuratively. Black backgrounds isolate the figures and put them in their own world, the world of their thoughts. Nothing is there except what they’re feeling.

At best, I hope my work continues to be both contemporary and timeless. If there is a theme, it is personal struggle. This struggle is universal, but also unique to each of us.

Recent Awards - 2016
Best of Show, The Salmagundi Club 38th Annual Juried Painting & Sculpture Exhibition for Non-Members, Salmagundi Club, New York, New York
Grand Prize, International Artist Magazine “Favorite Subjects Challenge”
Finalist, 12th International Art Renewal Center Salon
Mrs. John Newington Award for Excellence, Hudson Valley Art Association 83rd Annual National Juried Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, New York
First Place Colored Pencil, The Artist’s Magazine All-Media Competition, Online
Award for Exceptional Merit, Colored Pencil Society of America 24th Annual International Exhibition, The American Art Company, Tacoma, Washington
First Place, Jerry’s Artarama National Self-Portrait Contest, Online
First Place, National Society of Artists 32nd National Juried Show, Rosenberg Library, Galveston, Texas
Finalist, The Hunting Art Prize, Friedkin Corporate Campus, Houston, Texas
Honorable Mention, Colored Pencil Society of America ArtSpectations, Online
Best of Show, Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Competition, Irving Arts Center, Irving, Texas
First Place Pastel/Graphics, Richardson Civic Art Society 50th Regional Juried Exhibition, Charles Eismann Center for the Performing Arts, Richardson, Texas
Best of Show, The Woodlands Art League Spring and Fall Shows, The Woodlands Community Center, The Woodlands, Texas
First Place Professional Drawing, Katy Area Artists Juried Show, Katy Contemporary Arts Museum, Katy, Texas
Honorable Mention, Conroe Art League Invitational Show, Gallery at the Madeley Building, Conroe, Texas
Award of Merit, Art Muse Contest , Online

About Jesse Lane

American, Houston, TX, United States, based in Texas, United States

Solo Shows

2016
Bridgehampton,

Group Shows

2017
Bridgehampton,
2017
Bridgehampton,
2017
Bridgehampton,
2016

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