Stella Jurgen:
Painter / Illustrator

17 Designs was created in 1998 by senior graphic designer and award-winning Mississauga artist Stella Maris Jurgen.

While establishing herself as the president of a bustling graphic design studio, Stella never forgot her roots and passion in life – oil painting.  This page is dedicated to her artwork, which, in between the many photo shoots, package designs and press approvals, she always finds time to grab her brushes and prepare custom paintings for clients, friends and her own pleasure.

As soon as one enters the office at 17 Designs and sees Stella’s art displayed so openly on every wall, there is little doubt that she is a talented, fresh and versatile artist.  Expressing passion and the grace of the female form is what motivates Stella in her artwork, paintings and even her music.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and since the age of seven raised in Lisbon, Portugal, Stella has acquired a worldly knowledge when it comes to artistic development.

Combine that with her studies in Fine Arts and her stage performances in the Portuguese teen pop band Stella Mar, Stella has an ease and confidence about her that people adore.

With many exhibitions under her belt, her passion for painting never ceases as there is always at least one painting under development on an easel.  Below are some samples of her work that have been exhibited in Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville and abroad.

Stella Maris Jurgen - Painter Artist Musician Graphic Designer Oakville Ontario Canada

Interested in having a painting made for your home, office or gallery?  Contact Stella and inquire about her rates and availability.

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Stella Jurgen's Art

Fine Art, Mixed Media and Digital Illustration

“Cat'n the Hat”
Oil on Canvas 2ft x 3ft
Stella Jurgen ©1994

“Cat'n the Hat”
Oil on Canvas 2ft x 3ft
Stella Jurgen ©1994

“Alacasandra”
Oil on Canvas 2ft x 3ft
Stella Jurgen ©1994

“Alacasandra”
Oil on Canvas 2ft x 3ft
Stella Jurgen ©1994

“The Poet, The Artist”
Oil on Canvas 2ft x 3ft
Stella Jurgen ©1994

“The Poet, The Artist”
Oil on Canvas 2ft x 3ft
Stella Jurgen ©1994

“Viva Argentina” - Oil on Canvas 2ft x 3ft
Stella Jurgen ©2006

“Viva Argentina” - Oil on Canvas 2ft x 3ft
Stella Jurgen ©2006

“Baila, Cuba Dance” - Oil on Canvas 2ft x 3ft
Stella Jurgen ©2005

“Baila, Cuba Dance” - Oil on Canvas 2ft x 3ft
Stella Jurgen ©2005

“Giro Italia” - Oil on Canvas 2ft x 3ft
Stella Jurgen ©2007

“Giro Italia” - Oil on Canvas 2ft x 3ft
Stella Jurgen ©2007

“Millennia”
Oil on Canvas 4ft x 6ft
Stella Jurgen ©2000

“Millennia”
Oil on Canvas 4ft x 6ft
Stella Jurgen ©2000

“Flirting Paloma”
Oil on Canvas 3ft x 2ft
Stella Jurgen ©1994

“Flirting Paloma”
Oil on Canvas 3ft x 2ft
Stella Jurgen ©1994

“Mississauga”
Oil on Canvas 2ft x 5ft
Stella Jurgen ©1993

“Mississauga”
Oil on Canvas 2ft x 5ft
Stella Jurgen ©1993

“Moulin Rouge”
Oil on Canvas 24

“Moulin Rouge”
Oil on Canvas 24"x30"
Stella Jurgen ©2008

“Temptation” - Oil on Canvas 2ft x 3ft
Stella Jurgen ©1991

“Temptation” - Oil on Canvas 2ft x 3ft
Stella Jurgen ©1991

“Time Traveller” - Oil on Canvas 6ft x 4ft
Stella Jurgen ©1991

“Time Traveller” - Oil on Canvas 6ft x 4ft
Stella Jurgen ©1991

“Dreamer in London” - Oil on Canvas
6ft x 4ft
Stella Jurgen ©2005

“Dreamer in London” - Oil on Canvas 6ft x 4ft
Stella Jurgen ©2005

“Baila Portugal” - 
Oil on Canvas 2ft x 3ft
Stella Jurgen ©2007

“Baila Portugal” - Oil on Canvas 2ft x 3ft
Stella Jurgen ©2007

“Nature in Bloom”
Oil on Canvas 2ft x 5ft
Stella Jurgen ©1992

“Nature in Bloom”
Oil on Canvas 2ft x 5ft
Stella Jurgen ©1992

Traditional Illustrations

Mixed Media

Stella Jurgen - Figure Sketch in Chalk - Suzie 1

Stella Jurgen - Figure Sketch in Chalk - Suzie 1

Stella Jurgen - Figure Sketch in Chalk - Suzie 2

Stella Jurgen - Figure Sketch in Chalk - Suzie 2

Pencil Sketch of Feet

Pencil Sketch of Feet

Stella Jurgen - Male Figure in Chalk

Stella Jurgen - Male Figure in Chalk

Stella Jurgen - Figure in Chalk - Ice

Stella Jurgen - Figure in Chalk - Ice

Stella Jurgen - Figure in Chalk

Stella Jurgen - Figure in Chalk

Urban Sketches

Pencil, Ink and Watercolour Sketches on Location

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch
Chicago - Millennium Park

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch
Chicago - Millennium Park

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch
Chicago - Michigan Bridge

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch
Chicago - Michigan Bridge

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch
Chicago - Jaz Pritzker Pavillion

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch
Chicago - Jaz Pritzker Pavillion

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch
Chicago - Downtown

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch
Chicago - Downtown

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch
Chicago - By The Bridge

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch
Chicago - By The Bridge

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch
Chicago - The Cloud

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch
Chicago - The Cloud

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch
San Francisco - Yerba Buena Gardens

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch
San Francisco - Yerba Buena Gardens

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch
San Francisco - Broadway Alley

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch
San Francisco - Broadway Alley

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch
San Francisco - Japanese Tea Garden

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch
San Francisco - Japanese Tea Garden

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch
San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch
San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch
San Francisco - Palace of Fine Arts

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch
San Francisco - Palace of Fine Arts

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch
San Francisco - Fisherman's Warf

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch
San Francisco - Fisherman's Warf

Stella Jurgen - House, Oakville - Pen and Watercolours

Stella Jurgen - House, Oakville - Pen and Watercolours

Stella Jurgen - Our Garden, Oakville
Pen and Watercolours

Stella Jurgen - Our Garden, Oakville Pen and Watercolours

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch - Rua Da Bica, Lisbon, Portugal

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch - Rua Da Bica, Lisbon, Portugal

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch - Rua Augusta, Lisbon, Portugal

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch - Rua Augusta, Lisbon, Portugal

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch - Travessa do Sequeiro, Lisbon, Portugal

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch - Travessa do Sequeiro, Lisbon, Portugal

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch - 
Praça 5 de Outubro, Cascais, Portugal

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch - Praça 5 de Outubro, Cascais, Portugal

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch - Stephandon Cathedral, Vienna, Austria

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch - Stephandon Cathedral, Vienna, Austria

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch - Parliament House, Vienna, Austria

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch - Parliament House, Vienna, Austria

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch - Michaele Platz, Vienna Austria

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch - Michaele Platz, Vienna Austria

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch - Kunst Historisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch - Kunst Historisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch - Peters Platz, Vienna, Austria

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch - Peters Platz, Vienna, Austria

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch - Palmenhouse, Vienna, Austria

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch - Palmenhouse, Vienna, Austria

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch - Belvedere Palace, Vienna, Austria

Stella Jurgen - Urban Sketch - Belvedere Palace, Vienna, Austria

Digital Illustration

Computer Tablet and Digital Brushes

Stella Jurgen - Digital Illustration
Beaches International Jazz Festival -  Poster 2011

Stella Jurgen - Digital Illustration
Beaches International Jazz Festival -
Poster 2011

Stella Jurgen - Digital Illustration
Beaches International Jazz Festival -  Poster 2010

Stella Jurgen - Digital Illustration
Beaches International Jazz Festival -
Poster 2010

Stella Jurgen - Digital Illustration
Waterfront Blues Festival -  Poster 2011

Stella Jurgen - Digital Illustration
Waterfront Blues Festival -
Poster 2011

Stella Jurgen - Digital Illustration for
Blue Dog Communications

Stella Jurgen - Digital Illustration for
Blue Dog Communications

Stella Jurgen - Digital Illustration for
Blue Dog Communications

Stella Jurgen - Digital Illustration for
Blue Dog Communications

Stella Jurgen - Digital Illustration for
Blue Dog Communications

Stella Jurgen - Digital Illustration for
Blue Dog Communications

Stella Jurgen - Digital Illustration for
Blue Dog Communications

Stella Jurgen - Digital Illustration for
Blue Dog Communications

Stella Jurgen - Digital Illustration for
Blue Dog Communications - Kidneys

Stella Jurgen - Digital Illustration for
Blue Dog Communications - Kidneys

Stella Jurgen - Digital Illustration for
Blue Dog Communications - Heart

Stella Jurgen - Digital Illustration for
Blue Dog Communications - Heart