The subconscious is what influences my ideas, feelings and emotions when I paint. As I allow myself to transcend deep into this space, this dreamscape, I am guided with each and every brush stroke. Suddenly, I’ll find myself surrounded by all the beauty and pain that I have ever felt in a memory or seen before, but ironically it’s also this same feeling that I believe connects me to the afterlife that I have yet to meet. As I enter into this exploration, I feel a pure utopian solitude that not only comforts me, but excites me just the same.
Born in 1978 in London Ontario, Bryan Jesney was raised by his father Les Jesney on an old WWII Air force training base north of the city called Huron Park. At 18 he followed his passion and left the small town of Huron Park, to live with his older brother Brent in London where he was able to attend HB Beal Arts. After graduating from the Special Arts Program, Bryan took an opportunity to move to San Francisco where he explored for over a year filling sketch books full of rampant ideas that can even be seen represented in some of his paintings today. Shortly after retuning from San Francisco, Bryan was accepted into the Fine Arts Program at OCAD in Toronto, Ontario where he spent some time learning the fundamental and technical skills to further strengthen his love for creativity. Now, for over 18 years, Bryan has been extremely focused as mostly a self-taught artist, which has led his work to be apart of solo and group exhibitions along with numerous private collections around the globe. Bryan continues to paint daily in his home studio in London Ontario, surrounded by love and support from this wife Rebecca and his dogs Henry and Nevah.