Local Artist Named 'Artist of the Month' for March, 2016 by a Prestigious National Gallery and Museum

Steven Lester is the featured artist at the National Art Museum of Sport in Indianapolis. The display showcases 26 paintings featuring dynamic sports themes


Canton, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/24/2016 -- The National Art Museum of Sport (NAMOS) is a fine art museum based in Indianapolis that focuses on art depicting sport. It has one of the largest collections and exhibition schedules of sports related fine art. The museum has more than 1,000 pieces showcasing the heroes and heroines of basketball, boxing, baseball, golf, tennis and over 50 sports. In addition to its collections, the museum also features extensive archives and a library about sport art.

The National Art Museum of Sport was founded in 1959 by Germain G. Glidden, an artist and sportsman. It opened its first location at Madison Square Garden, and after exhibiting at the 1987 Pan American Games in Indianapolis, NAMOS relocated there. It has hosted over 100 exhibitions around the world including the 1964 New York World's Fair; multiple Olympiads; Madison Square Garden; the Biennial Exhibit of Sport Art in Madrid; IBM Gallery and the Pan Am Games. Exhibits have featured internationally renowned artists including George Bellows, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Elaine de Kooning, Morris Rosenfeld, and Andy Warhol, as well as contemporary and emerging artists.

About Steven Lester
Steven is a professional artist and illustrator with over 25 years of award-winning experience. Since he was a child, he had an enthusiasm for sports, and while in high school he was commissioned to illustrate a series of Gameday program covers for Georgia Tech football. After graduating for Georgia State with a degree in Visual Arts and Illustration, he soon became Creative Director of Turner Broadcasting System during the time when Ted Turner owned the Atlanta Braves and the Atlanta Hawks. That was when he cultivated his love for action oriented sports art, and developed his dynamic style he calls 'representational expressionism'. This loose, interpretive method of painting allows him to interpret the emotion and movement of the moment.

Steven has also been a highly successful Vice President, Creative Director for two advertising agencies. For the past 15 years he has focused his gifts on brands, causes and issues that are of value to him. His varied creative talents have permitted him to travel the world creating artwork from Russia to India to Africa. But his first love is sports.

Although adept at traditional media such as watercolor, oils and acylics, in recent years Steven has honed his skills creating digital paintings as well as combining digital media with traditional techniques.

Steven is a native of Atlanta and lives in Canton, Georgia with his wife, Rosemary.

Contact: Steven Lester
Steven Lester Creative
Phone 704-441-6534
Website: stevenlestersportsart.com
Email: splester@msn.com
402 Genevieve Drive
Canton, GA 30114