Joe is a full time emerging artist. After a sell out year in 2015 he has moved back to Australia with the long term goal of making a strong impact on the Australian art scene. His work is in collections mainly in Australasia most notably a substantial undisclosed collection in Christchurch which acquired three of his works in 2015. One of these works was also selected as finalist for the “Signature Piece Art Award 2015”. This year he came 2nd in the same award.
Art is one of the oldest human activities going back to cave drawings. This primitive instinctual urge to create interests me and is something I am exploring. A viewer’s immediate reaction to a painting is pure instinct before the intellect kicks in. I try to create works that affect this immediate reaction and leave a lasting impression.
2002-2005 Bachelor of Visual Communication Design, Massey University
2016 The Other Art Fair Sydney, Sydney, Australia
2016 The Signature Piece Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2016 The NZ art show, Wellington, New Zealand
2015 The Fête, Culverden, New Zealand
2015 100 years at Te Aratipi, Hawke’s bay, New Zealand.
2015 The Signature Piece Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2015 The NZ art show, Wellington, New Zealand
Awards & Prizes
2016 2nd place. Signature Piece Art Award, Wellington, New Zealand
2015 Finalist. Signature Piece Art Award, Wellington, New Zealand
2015 Tiger Beer.
Media2016 A mention in The Sydney Morning Herald2016 Write up from Studio Home
2015 Interview for Concert Playground.
2015 Write up from Tiger Beer