In the 80’s Joe worked with Harold Freedman on his renowned murals. In the 90’s he co-established The Melbourne Mural Studio.
Portraits are Joe’s forte, capturing the emotion and mood of people from all walks of life. Joe uses chiaroscuro to give the sense of dramatic presence.
His landscapes are ethereal, evocative and dramatic capturing the pristine majesty of God's creation, conveying the unique transparent quality of Australian trees and the pure Australian opalescent skies.
Joe has won many awards, most notably the Alice Bale Award for oil painting; the John Balmain Award for figure drawing; the Tom Roberts Award for portraiture, (Heidelberg Heritage Artists); AGRA Winter prize; and was a finalist for the Camberwell Travel Grant Award and the Alice Bale Travel Grant Award. He was also the AGRA Art Excellence Awards Medallion Winner in 2002.
You can see Joe's work below and at the following web link: