Joe is a award winning artist with works in private collections all over the world. Numerous awards have been presented to him for his demonstration of shadows with unique forms of light.
He is mainly a Plein air painter capturing everyday life and traditions in rural North Carolina. 'I can become extremely excited about an old tobacco barn.'
As a young boy in the first grade he started drawing. From North Carolina, he has traveled the world thanks to the military. A veteran of 26 years, he served two tours in Viet Nam with the Air Force and after a break of 16 years, he joined the Army during Desert Storm. In 2004 he stayed the year in Iraq and finally retired in 2008.
He has always loved art but put most of his creative juices into Photography as a wedding photographer and the senior photographer for a newspaper..
Without a formal education in art he has been inspired and helped by many great artists.
'There are a many artists that inspire me but instead of just looking at the great masters, there are many that I learn from today'.
We all have gifts from God and I believe that everyone has art in them.