Steve Jameson

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Steve Jameson
Steve jameson red truck.jpg
Steve Jameson with his cocker spaniels in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, August 2009
Born Charles Stephen Jameson
(1953-05-06)May 6, 1953
Fort Knox, Kentucky
Website
www.cedarartstudio.com, www.ingodshandsstudio.com, www.daddygodstudios.com

Charles Stephen "Steve" Jameson (born May 6, 1953) is a United States painter and children's book illustrator. Jameson paints under two brush names: "Cedar" and "Wodin".

Books illustrated by Jameson include Just Imagine,[1] God Brother,[2] Dreaming of the Beloved,[3] and Cooking with Katie.[4]

In 2009, Jameson was elected into the National Watercolor Society.[5]

Early life[edit]

Steve Jameson was born in 1953 at Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA, and grew up in nearby Elizabethtown; he was the oldest of seven children of parents Hugh Jameson and Mary Jo Jameson.

Steve first went to a private, Catholic school and later attended Elizabethtown Catholic High School. He also attended Elizabethtown High School, where he graduated in 1971. Following high school, he studied at the University of Kentucky, Lexington. He majored in architecture and fine art.

Fine Art Career[edit]

The Daddy God Art Series[edit]

Jameson first received public recognition for a series of artworks entitled DADDY GOD.[6] These images of a spiritual figure are based on the physical form of Avatar Meher Baba. Paintings in this series are dated beginning in 1983 to present. Jameson is widely recognized among the followers of Meher Baba to be one of the most popular, prolific and well-known painters of the physical form of Avatar Meher Baba. He has been selected as the illustrator-of-choice by several of Meher Baba's closest Mandali (spiritual disciples); including Meher Baba's sister Mani Irani and Katie Irani.

Videography[edit]

In 1996, Steve produced a set of animated videos entitled LIFE IS A PAIR O'DUCKS. Sixteen short stories written by Jameson are accompanied by sound effects, Hollywood music writer Kris Kraft's musical score, voice overs by actresses such as Jane Barry Haynes and Mani Irani, sister of Avatar Meher Baba; with videography by Emmy award-winning television producer Chris Riger. Riger also created the documentary films 'Meher Baba's Call, The Ancient One and others about the life of Avatar Meher Baba.

In 2010, guitarist and song composer Mischa Rutenberg[7] used Jameson's artwork from his series DADDY GOD in his music videos THIS IS NOTHING BUT YOUR LOVE[8] and KINDNESS.[9]

Illustrated books[edit]

  • Dreaming of the Beloved (1998), by Mani Irani.[11] He won the Printing Industry of the Carolinas (PICA)'s First Place for a 4-color book illustration.
  • Just Imagine (2006), a children's book.[12] The book included his first works as part of In God's Hands.[13] The book won the "Seal of Excellence Award" from Creative Child Magazine in 2007.[12]

Album covers[edit]

  • CD cover art for No Strings Attached by Judith Shotwell.[14]
  • CD cover art for The Only Real Thing by Bobbi Bernstein.[15]
  • CD cover art for Love Is All That Matters Now by Mischa Rutenberg.[16]

The In God's Hands Art Series[edit]

In 2006, Jameson began IN GOD'S HANDS, illustrations for the book Just Imagine that portray children playing in the hands of God.[17]

"Cedar" landscapes[edit]

Jameson's brush name when painting landscapes is CEDAR.[18]

He studied with watercolorist Jeanne Dobie, AWS, NWS. She is the author of Making Color Sing. He has won several national level-awards and honors. In 2009, Jameson was elected to be a member of the NATIONAL WATERCOLOR SOCIETY.[5]

In 2007, Jameson began painting landscapes in acrylic and oil palette knife as well as watercolor.

Published Reviews & Interviews[edit]

Radio broadcasts[edit]

  • Interview with Andrea R. Garrison of Blog Talk Radio for his illustrated book JUST IMAGINE [19]

Newspapers & Magazines[edit]

  • Jameson's painting KITTY CAT TEA PARTY is reviewed in the fall 2002 mailing of the Sheriar Foundation Report.[20]
  • The Glow magazine review of Jamesons' book DREAMING OF THE BELOVED by Mani Irani; using his painting name of WODIN[21]
  • The White Horse Journal review for the world premier release of his animated art video LIFE IS A PAIR O'DUCKS: March 1996, volume 2.3
  • The Love Street Lamp Post review of is world premier release of his animated art video LIFE IS A PAIR O'DUCKS: June 1996, volume 8.2
  • The Love Street Lamp Post review of his illustrated book: GOD BROTHER:[22]
  • The Love Street Lamp Post review of his illustrated book: DREAMING OF THE BELOVED[23]
  • The Sun News cover page review (dated Friday, August 28, 1998) of his Best of Show painting award at the 1997 Waccamaw Arts Guild Show
  • A review of Jameson's illustrations for GOD BROTHER in the OMPOINT CIRCULAR issue 1.[24]

Online Reviews[edit]

  • MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW volume 17, number 5 reviews JUST IMAGINE; illustrated by Jameson under his name of WODIN.[25]
  • Interview of Jameson, under the painting name of Wodin, by editors at Illumination Arts, for his illustrations in the book JUST IMAGINE.[26]
  • Illustrations by Jameson for the book GOD BROTHER, under the name of Wodin, are reviewed by Sheriar Books.[27]
  • Illustrations by Jameson for the book DREAMING OF THE BELOVED, under the name of Wodin, are reviewed by Sheriar Books.[28]
  • Review of Jameson's line of artwork intitled DADDY GOD by the editor of TRUSTMEHER, an online directory to all things relating to the spiritual master, Meher Baba.[29]
  • Jameson is listed in the online ABC directory[30]
  • Jameson (as Wodin) is mentioned on the web site by GNOSTIC LIBERATION FRONT regarding books and artwork about Meher Baba.[31]
  • Jameson (as Wodin) is mentioned on the web site THE AVATAR'S CALL as an illustrator of images of Meher Baba, spiritual master.[32]
  • Illustrations by Jameson (as Wodin) for two books GOD BROTHER and DREAMING OF THE BELOVED are reviewed by THE MEHER BABA ASSOCIATION in their list of books about Meher Baba.[33]
  • Jameson's artwork under his painting name of Wodin is reviewed in the wikiblog about Meher Baba.[34]
  • Jameson's artwork under his painting name of Wodin is reviewed in an online article by book editor Kendra Crossen Burroughs entitled LOOKING AT MEHER BABA dated May 5, 2007.[35]
  • Two of Jameson's illustrated books, GOD BROTHER and DREAMING OF THE BELOVED are reviewed online by Meher Rose.[36]
  • Jameson is listed in the YAHOO DIRECTORY OF ARTISTS.[37]
  • Jameson's artwork is mentioned on the German web site MEHER BABA LENKER KILDEN as suitable art for children to collect.[38]
  • Jameson's illustrations and cover art for COOKING WITH KATIE, a book by Meher Baba's cook and mandali member Katie Irani, are pictured and reviewed by Sheriar Books Online.[39]
  • Online review by Cherie Plumplee on her web site MEHER BABA ART CARDS.[40]
  • Jameson's illustrations and cover art for GOD BROTHER by Mani Irani were reviewed online by FILED BY.[41]
  • Jameson's painting name WODIN and why Jameson chose that name is discussed in an IRON TRYBE article.[42]
  • Atpedia online review of Jameson's work under the name WODIN.[43]
  • Online reviews of Jameson's art under the name WODIN can be seen at GALAXY.[44]
  • Online interview by Illumination Arts Publishing in 2009.[45]
  • Online review of his book Just Imagine by Beverly J. Rowe on her website MyShelf.[46]

Television Broadcasts[edit]

  • Southern Style television program broadcast by Time Warner Cable of South Carolina. February 20, 2007 Interview by Diane DeVaughn Stokes for his illustrated book JUST IMAGINE and new line of art entitled IN GOD'S HANDS.

Awards & ehibits[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • 2008 Awarded National Watercolor Society Signature Membership Status[5]
  • 2007 Seal Of Excellence - Creative Child Mag.–for “Just Imagine”, Illus. book [12]
  • 2001 First Place - Boulder, CO Art Association
  • 2001 Merit Award - Society of Watercolor Artists Annual National Exhibition
  • 2001 Award of Merit - Plano, TX Watercolor Association
  • 2001 Merit Award - Louisiana Watercolor Society Annual National Juried Exhibition
  • 2001 Award of Merit - Az Aqueous Ann'l Nat'l Juried Exhib.; Don Andrews, AWS, NWS, Juror
  • 2001 Award of Excell. - Ga W/color Soc. Ann'l Nat'l Jur'd Exhib.;Pat Dews,NWS,AWS,Juror
  • 2001 Patron Award - Sante Fe Trail International Art Exhibition, Trinidad, CO
  • 2001 Honorable Mention Award - Sante Fe Trail International Art Exhibit, Trinidad, CO
  • 2000 First Place - Southport, NC Annual National Juried Show - Juror: Don Getz
  • 2000 First Place - Arizona Watercolor Association, Fall Show
  • 2000 Third Place - Laredo, TX Center for the Arts Annual International Show
  • 2000 Second Place - Brand XXX Annual National Juried Exhibition, Glendale, CA
  • 1999 First Place - 4 color pub. for book illust'n - PICA(Print'g Indus.of Carolinas
  • 1998 Second Place - Waccamaw Arts Guild Annual Show
  • 1997 Best of Show - Waccamaw Arts Guild Annual Show
  • 1996 Honorable Mention - Waccamaw Arts Guild Annual Show

Exhibits[edit]

  • 2010 National Watercolor Society 90th Annual Jurried Exhibition
  • 2008 National Watercolor Society 88th Annual Juried Exhibition[47]
  • 2005 North East Watercolor Society National Juried Watercolor Exhibition
  • 2005 Arizona Watercolor Association National Juried Watercolor Exhibition
  • 2005 Charleston, SC Annual Piccolo Spoleto Festival Juried Art Exhibition
  • 2005 Pittsburgh Watercolor Society Annual National Exhibition[48]
  • 2005 Northwest Watercolor Society Annual Open Exhibition
  • 2002 Texas Watercolor Society Annual National Exhibition
  • 2002 Georgia Watercolor Society Annual National Exhibition
  • 2001 Academic Artist Association of Connecticut Annual Exhibition
  • 2001 Harrisburg, PA Art Association Annual Exhibition
  • 2001 Sacramento,CA Fine Arts Cntr Ann'l Internat'l “Magnum Opus” Exbt.
  • 2001 Sante Fe Trail International Art Show
  • 2001 Pennsylvania Watercolor Society Annual National Exhibition
  • 2001 Taos National Exhibition of American Watercolor
  • 2001 Missouri Watercolor Society Annual National Exhibition
  • 2001 Associated Artists of Southport, NC Annual National Juried Exhibition
  • 2001 Academic Artists Association of Connecticut Annual National Juried Show
  • 2001 Boulder Art Association Annual National Juried Exhibition
  • 2001 Hilton Head, SC Art League Annual National Juried Exhibition
  • 2001 Fort Worth, TX Watercolor Society Annual National Juried Exhibition
  • 2001 Plano, TX Art League Annual National Juried Exhibition
  • 2001 Watercolor Society of Houston, TX Annual National Juried Exhibition
  • 2001 Missouri Watercolor Society Annual National Juried Exhibition
  • 2001 Merriam, KS Annual National Juried Exhibition
  • 2001 Washt'n and Jeff'n Coll., Washington, PA Ann'l Nat'lJur'd Ex.
  • 2001 Louisiana Watercolor Society Annual National Juried Exhibition
  • 2001 Georgia Watercolor Society Annual National Juried Exhibition
  • 2001 Baker Arts Center, Liberal, KS National Juried Show
  • 2000 Salmagundi Club, Manhattan, NY National Juried Exhibition
  • 2000 North East Watercolor Society National Annual Juried Exhibition
  • 2000 Rhode Island Watercolor Society Annual Juried Show
  • 2000 Western Colorado Watercolor Society Annual Juried Exhibit
  • 2000 Kentucky Watercolor Society Annual Juried Show
  • 2000 Louisville, Colorado Art Association Annual Juried Show
  • 2000 Arizona Watercolor Association Annual Show
  • 2000 Arizona Watercolor Association Traveling Exhibit
  • 2000 Colonie Art League Annual Show
  • 2000 Sacramento Fine Arts Center Annual Show
  • 2000 South Carolina Watercolor Society Annual Show
  • 2000 Southport, NC Annual Art Show
  • 2000 Charleston, SC Annual Spoletto Arts Show
  • 2000 Moja Arts Festival, City of Charleston, SC Annual Juried Show
  • 2000 Brand XXX Annual National Juried Exhibition, Glendale, CA
  • 2000 Arizona Watercolor Association Fall Membership Exhibition
  • 2000 Laredo, Texas Center for the Arts 8th Annual International Juried Show
  • 2000 Period Gallery, Omaha, NE Annual International Juried Art Exhibit
  • 2000 Texas Watercolor Society Annual National Exhibit
  • 2000 Arizona Aqueous Annual National Water Media Exhibition
  • 2000 Louisiana Art & Artists Guild Annual Juried National Exhibition
  • 1999 Southern Watercolor Society Annual Show
  • 1999 Texas Watercolor Society Annual Show

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