Steven Lester has worked as a commercial sports illustrator, advertising art director, and creative director for more than four decades. A few years before his recent retirement from that career, he began focusing on his own paintings. His sports background has led to projects for the Georgia State University Stadium, REI Co-op, and the American Sports Art Museum. Steven also attended seminary and pastored churches, pioneering numerous ministry-related initiatives.
“Having worked as a commercial artist and art director, I have bought and sold thousands of pieces, and hired hundreds of illustrators, photographers, and designers. I see fine art as a business as well … I would like to know how to expand my markets/customer bases beyond my local region … and collaborate and partner with commercial and institutional art-buying organizations to pursue major, high-profile installations.”