Friday, June 8, 2012

My Artist Bio (How I hate to write these things?)

As an artist do you get shivers down your back when you are asked to write a new bio? They are one of the most difficult tasks ever! I try and express myself through my painting (and a blog post here and there hahaha) but to sit down and try and explain a few things about me in a few paragraphs is tough....I am much more complex than that (hahahahaha at least my ego would like to think so?). Well after sitting in front of my computer for about 5 hours total (I took a lot of "this sucks and sounds stupid" breaks and re-works) I finally came up with something I can live with.....

I walked into Piper Fine Art Gallery the other day to drop off "The Monarch Queen" and pick up "Sioux Mustangs at Play". I wanted to get some of my latest work on display and keep it fresh. My dear friend and curator Sarah Zobrist was excited to see "The Monarch Queen" being brought in to the gallery so they can show it. We exchanged pleasantries and then she smiled and said.....If you could please get me a Bio...I am re-doing the website and we need to make you bio cards to display in the gallery. I knew this was coming!! hehehehe I had been putting it off for a while......but when you put important stuff ends up biting you in the butt cause then you have to get on your horse and run in that pony express. So I put some time away this week to get it done.....(It is my job as an artist....just not the most fun!!) Well this is what I can up with...So far?.....I hope it is good?....I hope it tells a quick story?......I hope next time someone else writes it? (like a pro writer.....hehehehe)
Lance Jeschke
"Color, Imagination and Life
an Artists Journey to Express them All"

I was born in Aberdeen SD, but grew up in Mitchell SD. I spent most of my adult life in Sioux Falls SD, where I reside today. I love living in South Dakota USA, the land of my mothers heritage, the Sisseton–Wahpeton Oyate\ Sioux, and the place my father's German\Russian family decided to settle. The heritage and beauty of South Dakota inspire me everyday.

 I always knew that I wanted to be an artist. Throughout my days I have always had a deep need to create. I have used many of my journeys to fill that need. My dream as a child was to be an art teacher, to always be in the creative. I was inspired and encouraged to create by my mother (who is an artist), my great grandfather Peter Yback (a brilliant artist) and my high school art teacher Don Durfee, along with a host of other life visions of beauty I had collected in my mind's eye. 

Most of my life I also had another passion, Music. I had spent the last 20+ years feeding the call of music, playing in many bands and eventually opened a recording studio. As a musician and a record producer I did find some comfort in being creative but it never really fulfilled the full truth I was searching for. I always found my way back to the canvas. During this time, my paintings were for me and were rarely shared with anyone outside my circle of friends. I wanted to change that! I left the music business to share visions of  life through the eye of color and movement. 

Nature inspires most of my work. The subjects, color and life move me to create my view of their beauty. My painting style is very versatile and ever-changing, ranging from realism to abstract and everything in between. My proud Sioux\Dakota heritage also influences a great deal of my work and living in the "Sioux Empire" it is easy to feel that everyday. I love vivid, bright, flowing Color and it shows in my work, even in my more realistic paintings I tend to exaggerate the hue to create candy for the eyes.

I am honored to have paintings sold and collected throughout the world. I have work in the "Sammlung MORI" collection in Vienna, Austria and a collection in Melbourne, Australia.  I am also a featured artist in the "Kunst trifft Wien\ Art meets Vienna" artist movement.   

As a visual artist I am living in a golden era with the advent of social media and being able to share my visions with fine folks all over this beautiful planet. My international and local fan base continue to grow everyday, which gives me the platform to spread Color, Imagination and Life to the world.

I would love to hear from you...You can find me on Facebook or my Blog



  1. Replies
    1. It's great to read your story! Great job!

    2. Thank you so very much for checking it out...Peace and love to you