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Josh Tiessen is a teenage professional artist from Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada. Considered one of the world's top 10 prodigy artists (Huffington Post) and the only known male art prodigy in North America (Dr. J. Ruthsatz, global child prodigy expert). Tiessen was juried in as the youngest member of International Guild of Realism (IGOR), ranked among foremost realist artists from around the world, and Artists for Conservation (AFC) an elite group of the top 500 wildlife and nature artists worldwide. Mentored by masters such as acclaimed wildlife artist Robert Bateman, Tiessen has exhibited his work for 8 years in 40 exhibitions including the National Gallery of Canada and now exhibits internationally, having sold 70 original works and hundreds of limited edition giclee prints to private and corporate Canadian and international collectors. Featured in almost 100 magazine and newspaper articles and on TV, speaking and teaching at 30 venues, making 50 invited art donations to charitable organizations and starting his own "Arts for a Change Foundation," he has garnered 30 awards and honours including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and Canada's Top 20 Under 20 for his artistic accomplishments and philanthropic work.  In spite of this early success, Tiessen humbly acknowledges that his artistic talent is a gift from God. His 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 done by Josh" 

-Robert Bateman artist/naturalist

“Josh. Amazing art man!!” 

-Eric Samuel Timm artist/speaker

So beautiful ... gorgeous!” 

-Boris Brott conductor/composer

June-Oct.31  "Algonquin at Night"
         Exhibition at Algonquin Art Centre
Oct. 19  2-4pm  Art in Action Pre-Tour
   Reception at Art Gallery of Burlington 
Oct. 19-Nov. 13   Art in Action Group 
   Exhibition at Art Gallery of Burlington
Nov. 1-2  10-5pm    Art in Action
                         Burlington Studio Tour
Nov. 7-28  9am-5pm  International 
                 Guild of Realism 9th Annual 
           Juried Exhibition, Charleston, SC
Nov. 8  1-5pm      Open Studio for
                     "Saturdays in the Creek"
Nov. 19          Speaking and Teaching
                           at Niagara College

Josh's brother, prodigy musician Zac Tiessen




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Some of the Charities Supported by Josh Tiessen's