"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 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.