Josh Tiessen is a seventeen year old fine artist from Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada. Only known male art prodigy in North America (Dr. J. Ruthsatz). One of the top ten prodigy artists in the world today (Huffington Post). Mentored by masters such as acclaimed wildlife artist Robert Bateman and McMaster University Professor Judy Major-Girardin, Tiessen has publicly exhibited his Fine Art, Photography and Graphic Design for the past six years in over 30 exhibitions and has sold over 60 original works and hundreds of limited edition giclee prints to Canadian and international collectors. Featured in 80 magazine and newspaper articles and on TV, garnering 30 awards/honours, making 40 invited art donations to charitable organizations and speaking at 20 venues, Tiessen was juried in as the youngest member of International Guild of Realism (IGOR) featuring foremost realist artists from around the world, and Artists for Conservation (AFC) an elite group of the top 500 nature artists worldwide. He won a nationwide competition earning him a place in a month-long exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada and was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. He recently started his own charitable foundation "Arts for a Change." In spite of early success, he humbly acknowledges that his artistic talent is a gift from God. Tiessen's artistic style is referred to as "high realism" and he delights in showing the beauty and diversity of creation, and the image of God in human creativity.
"You are indeed very good ... amazing piece"
-Robert Bateman artist/naturalist
“Josh. Amazing art man!!”
-Eric Samuel Timm artist/speaker
“So Beautiful ... Gorgeous”
-Boris Brott conductor/composer
Main Charities Supported by Josh Tiessen's foundation