One of Britain's leading artists, John Seerey-Lester crossed the Atlantic
recently to live and paint in the United States. Working mainly in oils
on canvas, his paintings depict East African and North American wildlife.
Over the years, his popularity has spread to many countries, and his
work is now sought the world over by private collectors and dealers alike.
Born in England, John Seerey-Lester trained in art at Salford Technical
College and undertook his first professional commission at the age of
13 after taking first prize in a United Kingdom national art competition.
A freelance artist for many years, he turned to easel art full time after
several successful one-man shows. Earlier, his subject matter varied
considerably, ranging from aviation, landscapes and portraits of nobility
to international sports.
Nature now dominates Seerey-Lester's canvases. His interest in wildlife
began after visits to the more remote parts of souther Europe and Africa.
He continues to travel extensively studying wildlife in its natural habitat.
It is this authenticity which makes his paintings so popular with knowledgeable
wildlife art collectors.
Seerey- Lester's art has aided many charities, in particular the World
Wildlife Fund. One of his exhibitions in Great Britain was officially
opened by renowned ornithologist and artist, Sir Peter Scott, and was
held on behalf of the Fund. The exhibition sold out on the second day,
raising thousands of dollars for the preservation of endangered species.
Print Shown: Sister Arctic Wolves