Joe studied Fine Art at the Corcoran Gallery of Arts in Washington, D.C. and at the University of New Mexico. His classes in figure drawing and landscape at UNM were taught by Kenneth Adams and Sam Smith. He worked in larger, more abstract forms under the instruction of Robert Mallory and Walter Kuhlman.
Joe paints outside on full-sheet watercolor papers in an impressionistic to realistic style. His works are finished in the field or the studio within a day or so. While his objective is transparent watercolor, he admits to going opaque on occasion. Says he, “Classic watercolor will usually be judged as to its transparency, but Sam Smith correctly stated that if you want convincing adobe effects, mix a little opaque white in with your pigments.”
To see samples of his watercolors, visit his Flickr albums.
If you have any questions, feel free to email Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org