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“The Apple and the Tree” Exhibit

Deborah Diane Lester/Jamie Lester

Debbie Lester was born in Oceana, West Virginia, and has been a fine artist since 1983. She lives in Shady Spring, WV. She considers herself self-taught but has taken workshops with Seay Earhart, Frankie Wheeler, Pat Lusk, Fred Graff, Joe Miller, Alvaro Castegnet.
Debbie is a past president of Beckley Art Center and West Virginia Watercolor Society and a juried member of Tamarack since 1996.

Jamie Lester lives in Morgantown, WV. Lester was born on September 7th, 1974 in Oceana, West Virginia, a small mining town in Wyoming County. After graduating from West Virginia University in 1997, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, he formed Lester Sculpture, specializing in figurative works through sculpture, paintings, and other art mediums.
His professional career began post graduation and he has been successfully self-employed for over 25 years. Pivotal moments in his career include designing the obverse side of the West Virginia State Commemorative Quarter, sculpting over 40 larger-than-life monumental figures, and thousands of bas reliefs.