Jerry Lion was born on the 3rd of March 1975 in Ga Kgapane, Limpopo province of South Africa. He is currently based in Yeoville Johannesburg.
Jerry discovered his gift at an early age and since then, he never looked back. His passion for pastel and oil is evident in most of his many works, however he is trying his skills on oil paintings with emphasis on realism.
Jerry came to live in Johannesburg in 2000 in search for better markets for his art. Having explored the city, Jerry decided to share his skills across various galleries and platforms as way of marketing his creative talents while building relevant networks. Over the years in Johannesburg, Jerry did many pastel paintings for various clients who continue to comment about his outstanding abilities. He has networked with many prominent local and international Artists who continue to inspire and encourage him. He continues to participate in many informal and formal workshops with these Artists and continues to benefit from their tutelage.
Jerry Lion was once commissioned by the South African Post Office to do illustrations for stamps. he continues to do commissioned works across south Africa. Many of his works are available at Touch of Genius Gallery.