Warren W. Kessler has received national recognition for his oil, watercolor, and acrylic paintings, earning multiple awards and accolades. Featured in several prominent art magazines, including American Art Collector, Fine Art Connoisseur, Professional Artist Magazine, and Acrylic Artist Magazine, he was named in “Ones to Watch” in Watercolor Artist Magazine.
His artwork has been collected nationally and internationally and is included in private, corporate, and museum collections.
Warren enjoys the interaction people have with the illusions his trompe l’oeil paintings present. They question what they think they see-even after being told it is entirely painted. They can’t be certain it is “just” paint despite seeing it up close with their own eyes.
Trompe l’oeil paintings force the viewer to question what they see and think at that moment and to acknowledge that their perception of reality is simply an illusion. Most gratifying to him as a painter is to use paint to create something the viewer thinks he sees, but that is not actually in front of him.
He studied painting and drawing at Minnesota State University Moorhead, earning his Bachelor of Fine Art Degree in 1999.
Warren currently lives and works in Fargo, North Dakota.