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John Seerey Lester


With work hanging at the White House and in permanent private and Museum collections throughout the world, John Seerey-Lester has become one of the most renowned wildlife and historic artists in the world today.

Since moving to America over 25 years ago, and making it his base of operation, he has continued to travel the world in search of images.  Preferring to paint from life, he has 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 gave birth to his interest in wildlife. Published by Mill Pond Press, John has had over 350 different limited edition prints produced over the years.

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 the hunting heritage of North America. In a new series of paintings, John is revisiting the late 1800’s and early 1900’s in what is becoming his most successful work.

John has gained a reputation over  the years for producing images with a mysterious and a mystical appeal, now he has taken this skill to produce a remarkable series of paintings depicting historic hunts and safari legends.  These will eventually be featured in a limited edition book.

John has received many awards and much recognition for his outstanding achievements in the field of wildlife art. He was presented to His Royal Highness Prince Phillip and was commended for his work in conservation. Today he lives in Florida, with his wife and fellow wildlife artist Suzie whom he married in January 2000 on Useppa Island, in Southwest Florida.

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