Joel Tesch
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Joel Tesch

Visual Art – San Francisco, CA

I find the craft of painting to be both humbling and inspiring...relaxing and invigorating. When I get an idea in my head and the runway of time to test it out, the hours can disappear into the canvas. Due to a breakneck working style (and a notoriously short supply of patience when it comes to watching paint dry!), virtually everything I paint is acrylic directly on canvas. I have exhibited in several locations in California and throughout the Southeast US. My “Symphony of Trees” and \"Spellbinders & Dreamcatchers\" series bring to life a vibrant world bursting with colors, movement and hope emerging from a dramatic perspective. Contrast plays a big part in all my work: contrast in colors, order along with chaos, geographic shapes alongside fluid, abstract motion. My “Portals Perceptions Visions” series take the overall theme of contrast and presents it through a surrealistic style. My “Landscapes” and “Urban” series convey nature and city life respectively via a modern, contemporary approach. My “Abstractions” series provides an abstract visual to contrast, bold colors and themes. A native of Raleigh, NC, I grew up with an artistic bent from an early age. After living in several different locations (Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Atlanta, San Francisco and London), I recently settled back in the San Francisco Bay Area with my wife Leela and 3 daughters (Carly, 4 and identical twins Valerie & Isla, 2) and established my studio and Acrylic Expressions. ...more