We’re excited to present the 30 juried artists for Paint Annapolis 2017! Come see them paint June 4th-11th around Annapolis and the greater Anne Arundel Count
Joe is a Philadelphia native but has been a resident of Sarasota for the past 24 years. He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and studied Sculpture at the Frudakis Academy.
A roofer by trade, he also worked for 23 yrs. as a recreation leader for the City of Philadelphia, and he was the Director of Recreation for the Ute Mountain Ute Indian tribe in Colorado. He has a private pilot’s license and also maintains a Master Captains boating license, having captained boats for 12 years.
He also starred in the short Art film “A Lot In Common”, which played at the Sarasota Film Festival, 2011. He taught painting in community arts centers in Philadelphia, and Colorado, and spent seven years teaching physically challenged adults, in Philadelphia. He presented a highly acclaimed seminar at the St. Bridget Arts Council on Venetian Painting Techniques in Philadelphia.
Joe’s paintings emphasize a soft brushwork that captures the fleeting moments of nature. “ As a representational painter, I am grabbed initially by the abstract shapes, which allows for a strong composition, on which to present the subtle colors of nature, which I feel speak the loudest.”