- Image of the Day -
"Raining Sunday Morning, Toronto"
Feature Artist Bio
Jesus Estevez - Raining Sunday Morning, Toronto
Jesus Estevez - First Snows, Bloomfield P.E. County
Jesus Estevez - Three Boats, Belleville
Jesus Estevez - Condos at Patterson St., Belleville
Jesus Estevez - White Boats, Victoria Harbor
Jesus Estevez - Billa Flint Old House, New Courthouse, Belleville
Jesus Estevez - Wooden Boat In One Of Belleville Harbors
Jesus Estevez - Pathfinder, A Tall Ship
Jesus Estevez - House in the East Hill, Belleville
Jesus Estevez - Thomas Estevez Design, My Store
Jesus Estevez - Nocturno Toronto, Dundas St. West
Jesus Estevez - St. Andrew Church in Belleville
ARTIST'S OFFICIAL BIO (see above)
By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the first of two 12-piece exhibitions of works by Canadian painter
Jesus Estevez (Born 1957 in Villalonga, Valencia, Spain).
Spanish-Canadian artist Jesus Estevez completed High school in Valencia at the Benlliure Institute in 1975. He attended the College of Industrial Engineering, Alcoy from 1975 until 1978 pursuing studies in technical drawings. From 1978 until 1980 Jesus completed compulsory military service as a corporal in the Spanish navy.
In 1981 Jesus arrived in Canada to study English at Algonquin College where he passed the Toffel exam. Beginning in 1984 he studied fine arts at the University of Ottawa for three years.
From 1987 until 1991 the artist promoted and sold his oil paintings in Ontario, mainly Ottawa. As proprietor of a small gallery on Cumberland Street in Ottawa, where he designed and taught a course in oil-painting techniques to adults in his studio space.
In 1990-1991 Jesus designed and taught an oil-painting course which was adopted by the Ottawa Board of Education Continuing Education Program. He also designed and taught an oil-painting course called, "Techniques of the Great Masters," for the Ottawa School of Art in the Byward Market, Ottawa.
In 1991 Jesus left for Spain and lived and worked there for 16 years, during which he dedicated himself to jewelry design. In 2007 he returned to Canada and opened a gallery of art and jewelry in Belleville.
In 2009 the artist displayed his work in a solo exhibition of oil painting in the John M. Parrott Gallery in the Belleville Library.
From 2009- 2015 Jesus taught oil-painting classes in his own studio, Estevez Art Academy.
For more information on his courses, check his blog (see link below).
December 27, 2017
Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist
Jesus Estevez (Born 1957)
“I am an oil painter, and I paint in the realist manner. My subjects are what I observe around me--cityscapes, landscapes, still life compositions, portraits and animals. There is much beauty in our surroundings; I paint this so we can see the mundane as it really is, alive and full of beautiful colors and shapes.
What captures my attention are subjects we can all relate to. I reflect what we all see around us everyday on my canvases.
I am very open to different subject matter; one day painting a sunrise, or a bridge after a big snow storm, and then onto the fruits that are on the kitchen counter, the face of an old friend or my dog. The most important criteria in choosing a subject is the way it plays with the light, which can change a boring cityscape into a gorgeous one, and to me that is where my work starts, looking at my surroundings and getting inspired.
I find painting as many other arts a way of communication, so I communicate the beauty that I find in front of me. I could keep going talking about my paintings, but what I really would like is that my paintings talk to you. Take your time looking at them and they will tell you their history, their beauty, their inner life and they will tell you something about these things in yourself.”