Justin Hess

American, Born 1981

Justin Hess is an emerging artist whose education has taken him from his hometown of Ventura, California to the San Francisco Academy of Art University and the Florence Academy of Art in Italy. After an intensive 6 years of study and work in Florence Italy, Justin has returned to San Francisco, where he currently offers classes in the classical realist tradition. He has taught and lectured on painting, as well as the preparation of paints and canvasses using traditional materials and techniques. He is the author of “Controlling the Creative Process, A Painter’s Guide to Methods and Materials”.

His work has been published in Fine Art Connoisseur, International Artist Magazine, The Artists’ Magazine, and Southwest Artist Magazine, where he was recently named one of "21 Under 31", their annual spotlight on young and emerging artists.  Justin was awarded American Art Collector’s “Best of Show” at Greenhouse Galleries’ Salon International 2012 by the International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art. 

Justin has exhibited in Italy, London, Monaco, Norway and the United States of America. His work may be found in private collections in Australia, Europe, Scandinavia, and the United States.