tella Jurgen is a Painter, Illustrator and Live Event Artist for Special Events.  Contact Stella at

Stella’s solo exhibition entitled “Kissed” was hosted by The Peach Gallery from September 27 until October 21, 2018.  This colourful showcase of paintings, drawings and textile art were featured by Camoes TV, CHIN Radio and the October issue of “Revista Amar” magazine.  The opening reception was September 28, 2018 with music with Jazz Plazma. The artist will donate a percentage of the sales to Abrigo Centre in Toronto.


Photo by:  Carmo Monteiro – Revista Amar Magazine for the Portuguese Community.


"Kissed by Life" - Part of the Kissed Collection - 60" x 60" - acrylic on canvas.  Inquire to purchase.

“Kissed by Life” – Part of the “Kissed” Collection – 60″ x 60″ acrylic on canvas.     SOLD BY THE PEACH GALLERY

"Kissed by Peace" - Part of the Kissed Collection - 30" x 24" - acrylic on canvas.  Inquire to purchase.

“Kissed by Peace” – Part of the “Kissed” Collection – 30″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas. AVAILABLE

"Kissed by God" - Part of the Kissed Collection - 48" x 36" acrylic on canvas. Inquire to purchase.

“Kissed by God” – Part of the “Kissed” Collection – 48″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas.      SOLD BY THE PEACH GALLERY

"Kissed by Ecstasy" - Part of the "Kissed" Collection - 48" x 36" acrylic on canvas. SOLD BY THE PEACH GALLERY

“Kissed by Ecstasy” – Part of the “Kissed” Collection – 48″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas. SOLD BY THE PEACH GALLERY

"Kissed by the Wind" - Part of the Kissed Collection - 48" x 36" - acrylic on canvas.  Inquire to purchase.

“Kissed by the Wind” – Part of the “Kissed” Collection – 48″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas. SOLD BY THE PEACH GALLERY

"Kissed by Her" - (Part of the Kissed Collection - 48" x 36" acrylic on canvas.  Inquire to purchase.

“Kissed by Her” – Part of the “Kissed” Collection – 48″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas.      SOLD BY THE PEACH GALLERY

"Kissed by Love" - part of the Kissed Collection - 48" x 36" acrylic on canvas.  Inquire to purchase.

“Kissed by Love” – Part of the “Kissed” Collection – 48″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas.  AVAILABLE

Kissed by an Alien (Part of the Kissed collection). 48" x 36" acrylic on canvas.  Inquire to purchase.

“Kissed by an Alien” – Part of the “Kissed” Collection). 48″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas.  AVAILABLE


Stella Jurgen was one of the nominees for the Waterfront Awards 2018 in the “Arts & Culture” category.  The WATERFRONT AWARDS 2018 is a red carpet charity gala that was held in Toronto on Friday, April 27, 2018, celebrating the achievements of outstanding women in the Greater Toronto Area.

Sponsored by Toronto Waterfront Magazine, this annual event is in support of The Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness ( a national, charitable organization since 1993. The Centre’s mandate is to significantly reduce the incidence and impact of abuse through education and public awareness.

Stella Jurgen was the signature live event artist for the evening, and donated her work for the silent auction.



“Desafio” – detail close up – 4ft x 3ft – Sold.

“Eggxplosion” – detail close up – 3ft x 4ft – Sold.


“Joy” – detail close up – 4ft x 3ft – Sold.


“Ketchup and Mustard” – full view – 3ft x 4ft – Sold.

Stella-Jurgen-Guilty-Painter-36inx48in-acrylic-on-canvas-lr“Guilty” – detail close-up – 3ft x 4ft – Sold.

Artwork by Stella Jurgen – printed on 7 yards of fabric for a special event.


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Commissioned Art Collection of 6 paintings entitled “Natural Perspective” for the Perspective Condominiums in Etobicoke, Ontario built by Pianosi Development Corporation.  4ft x 6ft acrylic on Canvas.


“Somewhere” collection Winter 2018 – available at the Oakville Arts Council Online Market or contact Stella directly:



Black and White Collection 4ft” x 3ft” Acrylic on Canvas – Available contact Stella to purchase:


Commissioned painting 72″ x 30″ Oil on Canvas – “Gia Carangi in NY Times Square”. Sold.


Commissioned painting 18″ x 24″ Acrylic on Canvas – “You Will”


Commissioned painting 24″ x 18″ Acrylic on Canvas – “Oakville I Love You”.

Stella-Jurgen-Breeze-acrylic-on-canvas-18x24“Breeze” 18″ x 24″ Acrylic on Canvas - Available contact Stella to  purchase:

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“Still” 18″ x 24″ Oil on Canvas – Donated.


Stella designed four collections of clothing that she presented at her 1st fashion show for the 17th “Circle of Friends” (Amigas de Toronto) Breast Cancer Fundraiser event.  Thanks to the purchasers of the clothing and purses, 100% of the profits were donated to The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.  This event took place January 27, 2018 at LiUna Local 183 and it’s organized by Angela Machado and MC’ed by Clara Abreu. The clothing is made in Canada and produced by 17 Designs.  With the contribution of the attendees and vendors, the Circle of Friends donated $80,500 this year.

Some of Stella’s collection items are still available for sale including the one-of-a-kind purses although they are no longer part of the fundraiser event.  Contact Stella Jurgen directly if you wish to purchase:

Office Telephone (905) 257-1728  (Ontario, Canada)



Some of Stella’s collection items shown below are still available for sale although they are no longer part of the fundraiser event for Breast Cancer.  Contact Stella Jurgen directly if you wish to purchase any of the products below

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Stella’s team at 17 Designs produces designs that are customized and printed on wearable apparel for special events such as fundraisers, sports teams tournaments and competitions.  The artwork can be used by your own company on hoodies, jackets, t-shirts, leggings, kimonos, scarves, beanies, hats, any wearable and promotional apparel.   The sports outfits can be sold at retail stores and fitness institutions.  Below are examples of the work produced for “Stand Up Speak Up Fashion”

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“Let it Fly” by Stella Jurgen -  Don’t let negative criticism and bullying crush your spirit and stop you from being who you are. Your dreams are important to you and with confidence and determination you will make them come true. Criticism is part of the life journey, the negative ones you have to “let them fly”, the positive ones, embrace them to become stronger.

About the design: The birds are fighting and bickering in the background about you, don’t let them “get to your hair”… The tattoo on the arm says “Be Nice”, despite everything that is going on, remember to always be nice, as in the future people will remember you for the nice things you did for them. The flowers show kindness and beauty that is in you to share. The girl is blowing a butterfly away releasing it from her hand and saying “that does not bother me, I just ‘Let It Fly’.”


“Naughty Girl” kimono by Stella Jurgen -  When you can’t be good, be naughty! These thoughts wonder around our minds. Our facial expressions say it all. We can hide our deepest desires, but our non-verbal communication is transparent. Be naughty, why not? It makes me feel sexy and wanted.

“Fancy Girl” capris by Stella Jurgen - Have you ever thought of looking like someone else? Most of the time we all do. I want to look in the mirror and see exactly who I am and love what I see. It is not easy, as we are not all perfect and we are easily influenced by what is considered “beauty”. We are all beautiful people, we need to love ourselves just the way we are. We are unique in our own way and there is always something about us that makes us feel special.  Also available “Love Butterfly”.


“I Love Who I Am” by Stella JurgenI love who I am because I am myself!  As long as we are true to our beliefs we are honest with others and ourselves.  No matter what sexual orientation we have, what gender and race we are, what religion we practice, we should be respected, understood and treated like equals.  It brings me happiness to be free, to be me.  Collection in support of the LGBTQ community.


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I enjoy the freedom to express my feelings. When creating a design for Wearable Therapy-Tokii, I focus on my inner fears and struggle with conquering them. Drawing this image made me feel strong and safe, free from harm and armed with power.

About the design:  The woman represents all women, no matter what race, colour or background. The feathers mean proud achievements in the life journey. The arrows are hurtful situations, one in particular has wounded the heart at a young age. The flowers represent being fragile and docile. The chains around the neck represent the voice that during conflicts one is not able to speak as the voice comes out without sound – she cannot talk about it. The bird squeaks for her. The wolf means intelligence, leadership and strength to face any fears.

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“Untouchable” by Stella Jurgen The power of will does take over.  No matter how hard the challenge is presented to us, we can conquer it. An untouchable visionary can focus on a goal and achieve it with imagination, creativity and ingenuity. Be persistent and resourceful, do not stop until you feel you have achieved your vision.  Your name is “Untouchable” you will do what you need to do taking into consideration other people’s needs, but no one can stop you from achieving your objective.   

About the design: The belt has the magical portal that takes you to where you need to go by pressing the button.  The boots have an image of the “Untouchable” girl that inspires you to be strong and reminds us to be responsible for our own acts.  The lace signifies consideration and caring for others despite the power in you.  It reminds you to be gentle.  The bionic hand represents the power of will no matter what the situation.  The gears are the thoughts in motion.  The goggles see the future ahead.  We are ready for our mission. 


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Stella-Jurgen-Perspective Condos-Natural Perspective-Commission-webStella-Jurgen-Perspective-Condos-Painting-Natural-Perspective-Collection-Fontenay-web2 Stella-Jurgen-Perspective-Condos-Painting-Natural-Perspective-Collection-The-Blues-web-2Stella-Jurgen-Perspective-Condos-Painting-Natural-Perspective-Collection-web  Stella-Jurgen-Perspective-Condos-Painting-Natural-Perspective-Collection-Coffee-Beat-webCommissioned artwork for Perspective Condo public spaces located in Etobicoke, Ontario Canada.  This development was built by Pianosi Development Corporation in 2015.  Below are samples of the paintings featuring the condominium artistic elements.  The “Natural Perspective” collection of 5 paintings are 4ft x 6ft in size acrylic on canvas.

Stella-Jurgen-Painting-Natural Perspective-Snow-Perspective Condos-4-webStella Jurgen - featured “Event Live Painter” for the Toronto Luxury Chocolate Show 2016. Available for Corporate Events, Trade Shows, Themed Parties, Fashion Shows, Fundraising events and more.  Book Stella Jurgen and the Jazz Band to sing and paint at the same time, then auction the painting.  Contact Stella for an estimate.


Art Exhibition “Reflections” with Kurt Jurgen (photographer) and Chris Banfalvi (metal artist) – Opening night May 4, 2017 at the Consulate General of Portugal in Toronto.

The collection of paintings below by Stella Jurgen have a purpose:  50% of the sale was donated to the Abrigo Centre in Toronto to assist with programs for Women and Children victims of domestic violence.  Each painting was priced at $350 + HST – 24″w x 18″h oil on canvas. All were sold except “Pasteis de Nata”.  Contact Stella to purchase.

Reflections-Stella Jurgen-Oil on Canvas 24x18-2017The paintings below by Stella Jurgen were also in exhibition and they were sold during the opening night.  50% of the sale was donated to the Abrigo Centre in Toronto to assist with programs for Women and Children victims of domestic violence.  Thank you for your support. Size 18″w x 24″h oil on canvas.Reflections-Stella Jurgen-Oil on Canvas 24x18-2017-barcosThe paintings below by Stella Jurgen were also in exhibition and they are a panel of three paintings that represent Lisbon, Portugal.  50% of the sale will be donated to the Abrigo Centre in Toronto to assist with programs for Women and Children victims of domestic violence.

Acrylic on Canvas – 30“ x 40” x 3 panels $1,200 + HST – available.

Reflections-Stella Jurgen-Oil on Canvas 24x18-2017-LisboaThe paintings below by Stella Jurgen were also in exhibition. 50% of the sale will be donated to the Abrigo Centre in Toronto to assist with programs for Women and Children victims of domestic violence.

Acrylic on Canvas – 30“ x 40” “Azores” is available $700 + HST.  “Madeira” was donated to Abrigo Centre for the Gala 2018 silent auction.

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Featured Live Painting Entertainer.  Painting with chocolate at the Toronto Luxury Chocolate Show 2016.

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Participant at the Art Battle AB426 at the Art Gallery of Burlington, Ontario, Canada on September 27, 2016 painting a 20 minutes creation entitled “Shameless and Fearles” – “Birds of Prey” collection – acrylic on canvas.


“Millennia” – 6ft x 4ft oil, on canvas painting that celebrates the freedom of women and how women became the product of society.

Stella Jurgen-Millennia 4ftx6ft“Speechless in London” – oil on canvas 2ft x 5ft and work in progress of “Zebra in Chicago” – oil on canvas 2ft x 5ft.  Stella-Jurgen-Speechless-London-Zebra-Chicago

Stella Jurgen-Pianosit-Perspectives-FINAL-Dec15-2014-trioStella Jurgen was commissioned by Pianosi Development Corporation to paint a 4ft x 6ft canvas featuring their new condominium “Perspective” being built at Islington and Eglinton area, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Participant at Art Battle 285, that took place at the Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada on May 26, 2015.  A 20 minute painting challenge with 12 artists competing for the position of Regional Representant.  “Spread My Wings” was the creation sold to an art collector in Toronto, which inspired the artist to paint “Kiss My Tail” which sold to an art collector in Oakville.  These two 18″ x 24″ acrylic paintings are now part of the collection “Birds of Prey”.



Oil painting of Yellow Stone National Park caldera in Wyoming, U.S.A.

Stella Jurgen designed the Sculptural Signage for “Perspective”, a residential condominium located in 25 Fontenay Court (Scarlett and Eglinton), Etobicoke, Ontario, built by Pianosi Development Corporation.  The art pieces were produced by Christopher Banfalvi, Dark Genesis Corporation.  All pieces were created in stainless steel with incorporated aluminum plaques.

Stella-Jurgen-Chris-Banfalvi-Perspective-Sculptural-Signage-Sep-15-2016-webStella Jurgen is the founder of 17 Designs, a graphic design and websites company established in 1998 originally in Mississauga and moved to Oakville, Ontario, Canada in 2006. Recipient of the 2001 Emerging Business Award from the Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre (MBEC), this vibrant design studio serves clients mainly in the Halton, Peel and GTA areas.  Besides her busy schedule, Stella never forgot her roots and passion in life – oil painting and drawing.  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.


Urban sketch of Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

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.

Raised in Portugal and a student of “Escola Nacional das Belas Artes” (National School of Fine Arts) in Lisbon, Stella has acquired a worldly knowledge when it comes to artistic development combined with an ease and confidence 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-jurgen

Below is a collection of illustrations created specifically for Crystal and Board Nail Files.  Each illustration represents a profession and it can be used for special events give-a-ways, promotional items, fundraisers, etc. Our local manufacturer can produce them a variety of materials and quantities.  If you require a custom illustration for your promotional item, please contact Stella Jurgen.


StellaJurgen--FanExpo-2012Exhibitor at FanExpo, Toronto, Canada 2012

The-Cats-Meow-Illustration-Collection-Stella-Jurgen-webThe Cat’s Meow Ink Illustration Collection by Stella Jurgen for “The Cat’s Meow Cafe” in Elora, Ontario, Canada, come for a coffee and see the originals on the walls.


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25-de-Abril,-Lisboa-Ser-Mulher-Stella-Jurgen-web“25 de Abril, Lisboa” Ink and Watercolour 18″ x 18″ illustration with original poem “Ser Mulher” by Stella Jurgen.  Work donated to Abrigo Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Sold to an art collector in Toronto, 100% of the sale goes directly to help women and children victims of domestic abuse in the Portuguese Community in Toronto.

Portugal-Stella-Jurgen-webPortugal – 24″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas by Stella Jurgen.  Work donated to Abrigo Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Raffled to a lucky winner!  Proceeds go directly to help women and children victims of domestic abuse in the Portuguese Community in Toronto.


“Baila Portugal” (above) – Oil on Canvas 2ft x 3ft -  Collection of 4 Dancers – SOLD


Stella-Jurgen-Paris-and-LondonFull paintings size (Above artwork):  2ft x 5ft – Not for sale.



“Millennia” -  Oil on Canvas 4ft x 6ft.  Not for sale.


“Alacasandra” - Oil on Canvas 2ft x 3ft.  Not for sale.


“Gemini” - Oil on Canvas 3ft x 2ft – For sale, please inquire.


“Flirting Paloma” - Oil on Canvas 3ft x 2ft – Not for sale.


“Viva Las Vegas” Monica and Louise – Oil on Canvas 18″ x 18″ – For sale, please inquire.


“Cat’n the Hat” - Oil on Canvas 2ft x 3ft – Not for sale.


“Oakville Marine” and “Portimão” - Oil on Board 19.5″ x 17″ – SOLD

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Pencil sketch of the Moscow Piano Quartet during concert at the Centro Cultural de Cascais, Cascais, Portugal.  This illustration was used for the quartet’s CD package launched in December 2012.  Package design sponsored by 17 Designs.



Urban sketches of Rua da Bica (left) and Arco da Rua Augusta, Lisbon, Portugal during the Urban Sketchers Symposium 2011.


Pencil sketch of Praça 5 de Outubro, Cascais, Portugal


Ink sketch of Chicago Bridge, Illinois, U.S.A.


Ink and watercolour sketch of the view of Aria Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.


Ink and watercolour sketch of the Rathaus, Munich, Germany, August 2013


Ink and watercolour sketch of Romerberg, Frankfurt, Germany, August 2013


Ink and watercolour sketch of the Wurzburg Platz, Germany, August 2013


Ink and watercolour sketch of Festung Marienberg Fortress, Wurzburg, Germany, August 2013


Ink and watercolour sketch of Hofbrau Munchen Biergarten, Munich, Germany, August 2013


Ink and watercolour sketch of Gasthof Drangoner, Peiting, Germany, August 2013


Ink and watercolour sketch of Salzburg, Austria, August 2013


Ink and watercolour sketch of Salzburg, Austria, August 2013


Ink sketch of Faneuil Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. December 2013


Ink and watercolour sketch of the view from the window inside the Bell in Hand bar facing Marshall Street, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. December 2013


Ink and watercolour sketch of detail inside the U.S.S. Constitution Ship, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. December 2013


Ink and watercolour sketch of the view from the Boston Sail Loft Restaurant, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. December 2013



Ink and watercolour sketch of The Cellar Pub & Grill, Elora, Ontario, Canada. June 2014


Ink and watercolour sketch of the Benares House Historic Museum, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. July 2014


Ink sketch of The 7 Restaurant, 216 Lakeshore Rd. East, Oakville, Ontario, Canada. August, 2014

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Ink and watercolour sketches of the Port Credit Light House and 10 Restaurant Wine & Bar, 139 Lakeshore Rd E, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.


Ink sketch of the Snug Harbour Seafood Bar And Grill, 4 Stavebank Rd S, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. September, 2014


Ink and watercolour sketch commissioned by the resident of this home located in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.


Ink and watercolour sketches commissioned by a relative of the owners of these homes located in Quebec, and Nova Scotia, Canada.


Ink and watercolour sketch of “Classics on the Square”  2nd Annual Mississauga Classic Car Club Show.  Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Posters for various performances of Jazz Plazma featuring Stella Jurgen.



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