Artist Steven Lester with one of his Olympic-themed paintings

Marietta, GA – Celebrated sports artist, Steven Lester will be featured at an Olympic-themed exhibition at the RobertKent Galleries in Marietta. The artist will be present at the Opening Ceremony and the event is free and open to the public from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 23.

The show includes 13 narrative paintings of untold or under told Olympic stories. One of his newest featured paintings is of Team USA gymnast and rising star, Brody Malone, a Georgia resident who trained in Cartersville. Mr. Lester’s narrative subjects and action sports themes resonate with vibrant life and elicit a visceral, emotional response. His particular style of ‘narrative’ art lends itself well to telling the unique stories of Olympic Athletes.

Steven was invited to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo to present an exhibition of his Olympic-themed paintings on a global stage. Due to the pandemic and international travel restrictions, his Tokyo exhibit is postponed until 2022 and his work is now being featured locally.

Steven is a native of Atlanta and currently resides and works in Cherokee County. He was also selected as the 2019 International “Sports Artist of the Year” by the United States Sports Academy and the American Sports Art Museum and Archives. For more information about the artist, go to

The RobertKent Gallery is located just off the square in Marietta, GA. For more information, call (770) 630-7193 or visit

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