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 Art Award 2015"
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 want to explore. A viewer’s immediate reaction to a painting is pure instinct before the intellect kicks in. It is this moment that matters to me, whether the feeling is favourable or not.
Proud SPCA Guardian
2002-2005 Bachelor of Visual Communication Design, Massey University
2015 The NZ art show, Wellington, New Zealand
2015 The Signature Piece Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2015 The Fête, Culverden, New Zealand
2015 100 years at Te Aratipi, Hawke's bay, New Zealand.
Awards & Prizes
2015 Signature Art Award finalist, Wellington, New Zealand
2015 Interview for Concert Playground.
2015 Write up
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