Jesse Lane

NEWS

September 18, 2019

Artists Magazine Demo

Want to find out how I drew one of my most popular pieces?

There's a step-by-step demo of Abyss in the November issue of Artists Magazine.  I explain how light layering can get photorealistic results in colored pencil. 

You can buy an issue here.

September 02, 2019

"FIND YOUR VOICE" BOOK

 In today's online world — flooded with artwork every day — it's no wonder artists struggle to find their own voice among the masses.

This book contains personal stories, guidance and concrete advice from 12 of the most recognizable artists in the colored pencil world.   I wrote a chapter of the book, which is available here.

August 02, 2019

INTERNATIONAL HONOR

I'm thrilled that Abyss won second place in the International Exhibition of the Colored Pencil Society of America.  The prize includes the $2,750 District Chapters Award for Exceptional Achievement.  

Thank you Juror Jean Stern.  Congratulations to all the winners!

July 03, 2019

FINE ART CONNOISSEUR

Prevail  is in the August issue of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine!

It's featured in the article "Games People Play," a collection of artwork featuring athletic pursuits.

Prevail is available at RJD Gallery.

June 24, 2019

INTERNATIONAL COLORED PENCIL EXHIBITION ​

So happy! Abyss is featured in promotion for the 27th Annual Colored Pencil Society of America International Exhibition.

This is the place to see the best colored pencil artwork from around the world.  The exhibit is July 31-Sept. 13 at the City of Brea Art Gallery, near Los Angeles.

I hope to see you there!

May 10, 2019

​"ARC" SALON FINALISTS

Wow!  Three of my pieces -- Abyss, Insomnia, and Resolve

-- have been selected as finalists in the 14th Annual ARC Salon.

 

The Art Renewal Center's ARC Salon is considered one of the most prestigious completions for realism and representational art.  There were over 4,300 entries from 73 countries. 

May 09, 2019

HAPPY COLLECTORS​​

Texans Jim and Jennifer Seale have big hearts.... and a passionate love of art.

 

Thank you for adding my piece, Face Reality, into your impressive collection.  I think artists and collectors have a very special bond.

March 20, 2019

"PIONEER OF REALISM" AWARD

I'm honored to have just won the "Pioneer of Realism" Award from the International Guild of Realism.

The winning piece is After the Storm.  It's included in the first ever IGOR Winter Salon Online Exhibition. 

November 16, 2018

ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE AWARD​

I'm thrilled that my piece Labyrinth has won Third Place in Southwest Art Magazine's "Artistic Excellence" competition, out of more than 1500 entries.  Wow!

Click here to read the article. 

November 15, 2018

MINUS37 

I've just discovered Minus37, an online magazine featuring the best in emerging photography, art, fashion and music from artists under 37 years old.

Thank you for the fabulous article, editor Natalie Hale.

November 15, 2018

PRESIDENT'S AWARD

My latest drawing, Insomnia, is the winner of the President's Award in the American Artists Professional League's 90th Grand National Exhibition.

You can take a look at this top-notch exhibit through November 19 at the Salmagundi Club in New York City.

October 09, 2018

THE STORY BEHIND "ADRENALINE"

For me, every piece of artwork represents a chapter of my life.

But my piece Adrenaline has a special backstory.

You can read it here.

September 11, 2018

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST COVER

Labyrinth is on the cover of the October/November issue of International Artist magazine!

Inside, you'll find an eight-page article about my artwork and my process, including a step-by-step guide for creating Labyrinth.

August 03, 2018

COLORED PENCIL DEMO VIDEO​

Derwent's new Lightfast Colored Pencils are fantastic.  They're the only 100% lightfast colored pencils on the market.

Here's a fun video I made showing how to use the pencils to draw a waterdrop.

Take a look HERE.

July 11, 2018

PROFESSIONAL ARTIST MAGAZINE

I'm extremely honored to be selected as the "Spotlight Artist" in the August/September issue of Professional Artist magazine.  

The article states, "Working almost exclusively in colored pencil... Lane elevates the medium to fine art."  Copies of the magazine are available here.

March 28, 2018

AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR

What a thrill to see my work stunningly displayed in the April issue of American Art Collector.

If you'd like to know more of my story... my inspiration and my process... I'll send you a free copy of the article.  Just subscribe to my newsletter in the sign-up box at the bottom of this website.

March 26, 2018

MAKING HEADLINES

You might want to pick up the April issue of International  Artist magazine

 

Open it up, and the very first story is about my drawing Labyrinth,  the Grand Prize Winner in the magazine's Favorite Subjects Challenge.  I think there's a labyrinth inside each of us.

March 08, 2018

GRAND PRIZE -- INTERNATIONAL ARTIST MAGAZINE

My drawing Labyrinth  is the Grand Prize Winner in the Favorite Subjects Challenge, sponsored by International Artist Magazine.   

I'm especially pleased because my piece Manifest won this same competition last year, competing against entries from around the world. 

February 10, 2018

A BRIEF HISTORY

That's my drawing Labyrinth inside the new issue of American Art Collector.

The magazine previews A Brief History, an exhibition in celebration of Black History at RJD Gallery in Bridgehampton, New York,  February 10 - March 11.

February 02, 2018

STUNNING FIGURATIVE WORK

The Guide Artists magazine is a treasure trove, a collection of stunning figurative work from around the world.

I'm very pleased to be featured in the February issue.

That lovely piece on the cover is by artist Yoel Diaz Galvez of Mexico.

January 27, 2018

A DREAM COME TRUE

When I was 18, my biggest dream was to someday see my art on the cover of a colored-pencil box.

That dream has come true!  I was commissioned to draw this piece for Derwent's new Lightfast Drawing Pencils.  They will be available in sets of 12, 24, 36 and 72, as well as sold individually.  You can see me demo the pencils here.

January 22, 2018

DRAWING 2018

If you love drawing, you won't want to miss Drawing 2018, Gallery 25N's online exhibition.

I'm very honored that Labyrinth got the top prize, which includes the Christopher E. Burke Fine Art Grant.  The grant is provided to visual artists worldwide.

January 19, 2018

INTERNATIONAL ARC SALON

You can bet I got a big shot of adrenaline when I found out two of my drawings have been accepted into the 13th International ARC Salon: Adrenaline and Face Reality.

It's known as the most prestigious realist art competition in the Americas.  There were over 3700 entries from 69 countries.  Both paintings are available at RJD Gallery.

December 10, 2017

COLOR BOOK COVER

If you're a colored pencil artist, you'll want to add this new book to your library. COLOR 2017 is filled to the brim with step-by-step instruction, artist profiles and critiques. 

 

Thank you editor Ann Kullberg for putting After the Storm on the book's cover. You can order the book here.

December 05, 2017

INTERNATIONAL HONOR

A top prize in a big competition "down under."  Labyrinth was awarded "Best Non-Member" artwork in the international exhibition hosted by the Australian Society of Coloured Pencil Artists. 

The judge had this to say: "Magical and powerful image! Original composition, unbelievable level of skill rendering water and skin textures, superb use of tonal variations and limited palette colours. This drawing is almost three-dimensional, coming out from the surface of the paper. Bravo!"

December 05, 2017

PORTRAIT SOCIETY OF AMERICA WINS

I'm delighted that two of my pieces are winners in the Portrait Society of America's annual Members Only Competition... selected from over 1,000 entries.

 

After the Storm is the ninth-place winner in the Self Portrait category, and Labyrinth is a finalist in the Non-Commissioned Portrait division. 

November 27, 2017

COLORED PENCIL TREASURES

Face Reality  is included on the cover of a beautiful new book: CP Treasures 5, Colored Pencil Masterworks from Around the Globe, by Ann Kullberg.

I'm thrilled to be part of this unique publication, which honors the best of colored-pencil art.  The book is available through Amazon. 

November 16, 2017

AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR

Adrenaline  is featured in an in-depth look at figurative art in the December issue of American Art Collector.

The articles states, "RJD Gallery in Bridgehampton, New York, is recognized for its roster of leading figurative artists.  Among them are Jesse Lane, Margaret Bowland and Katie O'Hagan."

November 09, 2017

ARTISTS ON ART MAGAZINE

All artists paint with light.  I share my thoughts and tips on the magic of lighting in the December issue of  Artists on Art magazine.   My article is titled "Anatomy of Light." 

The issue is packed full of articles written by some of the  top representational artists today.

November 08, 2017

STROKES OF GENIUS

MANIFEST  is included in a fabulous collection of drawings published by North Light Books. 

"Strokes of Genius 9: Creative Discoveries" includes works from 140 artists in "a breathtaking diversity of styles and approaches."   It's available at books shops, art stores and through Amazon. 

October 05, 2017

AMERICAN ART AWARDS

Adrenaline is a First Place winner in the 2017 American Art Awards.  Organizers of the competition say it's juried by 25 of the top galleries and museums in America. 

 

Adrenaline is available at RJD Gallery in New York.

September 24, 2017

RICHESON75 INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION

I'm pleased to announce that Oasis has been selected for this year's Richeson75 International Figure/Portrait Exhibition. 

 

This top-notch show will open at the Richeson School of Art & Gallery in Kimberly, Wisconson, October 25, and continue through December 9. 

July 31, 2017

FACE REALITY AT RJD GALLERY

My latest piece, Face Reality, is now on display at RJD Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY.

How great to finally meet the extraordinary Richard Demato and his team... and to be part of this exciting, innovative gallery.

July 29, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. EXHIBITION

 

I had a great time talking with art lovers about my piece Adrenaline at The Mansion at Strathmore Gallery. 

 

It's the 25th Annual Colored Pencil Society of America International Exhibition, showcasing the world's most amazing colored pencil works.  It continues through Aug. 6.

July 13, 2017

THE WASHINGTON POST

Adrenaline is making national news! 

This is my largest and most ambitious drawing, and it's featured in the Washington Post. The article showcases the 25th Annual International Exhibition of the Colored Pencil Society of America.  You can read the story here.

April 30, 2017

HUDSON VALLEY NATIONAL EXHIBITION

 

My drawing Adrenaline is featured in the 84th Annual National Juried Exhibition of the Hudson Valley Art Association.

 

This top-notch show is at the Salmagundi Club in New York City through May 5.  Last year, my portrait Resolve  won a first place honor.

April 28, 2017

AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR

 

American Art Collector has a great preview of No Boundaries in its May issue.

 

My piece Adrenaline is in the show at RJD Gallery in Bridgehampton, New York.  The exhibition, through June 18, features a diverse group of artists, each with a unique storytelling ability.  Hope you can make it!

April 27, 2017

THE ARTIST'S MAGAZINE COVER

This is incredible! 

After the Storm is on the cover of the The Artist's Magazine.  The headline reads "Colored Pencil Cracks the (Fine Art) Ceiling."  Inside, there's an in-depth article about my process and background.  The story shows that colored pencil can be as rich and nuanced as any other medium.

April 01, 2017

GALLERY REOPENS BIGGER AND BETTER

Great news!

Just three months after being reduced to ashes in a major fire, my amazing gallery, RJD Gallery, has reopened.  

 

The new venue is in Bridgehampton, NY.  It's three times the size of the old gallery and absolutely stunning.  RJD specializes in American Magic Realism.  I hope you can pay us a visit.

December 17, 2016

HEARTBREAKING GALLERY FIRE

My wonderful gallery -- RJD, in Sag Harbor, NY -- has been destroyed by fire

 

The blaze broke out the morning after my solo show, Face Reality, closed.  Five of my pieces were destroyed, along with $1.4 million in art.  I'm so grateful no one was injured.  My heart goes out to owner Richard Demato, who promises to reopen. 

November 26, 2016

GRAND PRIZE -- INTERNATIONAL ARTIST MAGAZINE

Woohoo! 

My portrait, Manifest, is the Grand Prize Winner in the Favorite Subjects Challenge, sponsored by International Artist magazine.  An article on the piece -- its inspiration and creation -- is in the December/January Issue. 

November 23, 2016

AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR

Great previews of my solo exhibition, Face Reality, are in both the October and December issues of American Art Collector Magazine. 

 

The magazine says: "In his highly detailed colored pencil drawings, Jesse Lane uses the human figure as a vessel for emotional expression."

November 17, 2016

FINE ART CONNOISSEUR

Thank you, Fine Art Connoisseur, for the fabulous review on your website and newsletter. 

 

The article states: "Artist Jesse Lane has been adding a number of feathers to his cap.  For collectors interested in a quickly ascending star in the art world, Lane is one surely to watch." Read the article here.

October 10, 2016

SOLO SHOW OPENS

My first solo show, Face Reality, opens today!  

 

It's at RJD Gallery in Sag Harbor, NY through December 15.  This collection of portraits took me two years to complete, and this is a milestone.

 

Thanks to RJD, and to my model (and lovely fiancee) Kinsey Simmons.

September 12, 2016

ARC SALON FINALISTS

It's been a goal of mine to be honored in the International Art Renewal Center Salon. It's known as the most prestigious realist art competition in the Americas.

I'm overjoyed that three of my pieces are finalists in the portraiture category: Manifest, After the Storm and EchoesThere were over 3,000 entries from around the world.

October 08, 2016

FIRST PLACE -- NATIONAL SOCIETY OF ARTISTS

Reveal  is the First Place winner in a national show!

The National Society of Artists' 32nd National Juried Show is in Galveston, Texas.  The exhibition showcases all kinds of media.  Reveal is available through RJD Gallery in New York. 

August 20, 2016

SOUTHWEST ART  "21 UNDER 31"

How great to be included in Southwest Art magazine's annual "21 Under 31" feature this year. 

 

The magazine says, "Let us introduce you to the next generation of talented artists, all of them under the age of 31... the most promising young painters in the country." You can read the story here.

July 30, 2016

BEST OF SHOW: SALMAGUNDI CLUB

What an honor!

 

My piece Manifest is Best of Show at the legendary Salmagundi Club in New York City. 

 

Awards were handed out at the 38th Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition for Non-Members.  The show includes 150 works from all over the country.  The Salmagundi Club is one of the oldest art organizations in the U.S.

July 29, 2016

INTERNATIONAL AWARD OF MERIT

For me, the big event of the year is the International Exhibition of the Colored Pencil Society of America.  The best colored pencil artists in the world compete.

I'm overjoyed that my piece Resolve won one of the top honors: the Award of Exceptional Merit.  The exhibition is at The American Art Company, in Tacoma, Washington.

July 23, 2016

COLOR MAGAZINE COVER

My portrait Manifest is on the cover of the August issue of Color magazine. 

 

Inside, there's a step-by-step description of how I drew this award-winning work.  You can get a copy here.

 

Thank you publisher and friend Ann Kullberg!

July 18, 2016

JERRY'S ARTARAMA NATIONAL 1ST PLACE

After the Storm is the First Place winner in the 2016 Jerry's Artarama Self Portrait Contest.

 

There were nearly 2,000 entries in all kinds of media. It's a victory for colored pencil!