Jesse Strong is a realist artist. His work has varied in subject matter, though more recently has focused on landscapes and wildlife, particularly birds. His mediums of choice similarly vary and he chooses them based on the demands of the project and/or the unique character they bring to a subject, though pastel is a favourite. He possesses university degrees in visual art and illustration and has won several awards in juried competitions around Ontario. He is on the Executive Board of the Orillia Fine Arts Association.