Artist Bio

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"

Artist Statement
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




Relevant Qualifications

2002-2005   Bachelor of Visual Communication Design, Massey University


Selected Exhibitions

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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