Celebrating over 100 wilderness canoe trips in Algonquin Park!

For over 30 years, Joseph has sought out the tranquility or the drama of a northern wilderness, looking for distinctive scenes to turn into captivating paintings.

Joseph was born in Oshawa, Ontario in 1954. He was schooled in Zoology at the University of Toronto and in Visual Arts at Humber College. A keen canoeist and an accomplished naturalist, he paints from photos taken on more than 100 wilderness canoe trips and trans-Canada treks. He enjoys working with a full range of colours, allowing him to put his unique artistic interpretation onto the canvas. He has often noted that the best composition comes from having the patience to wait that extra minute, for the light to change or for a breeze to move the canoe to a slightly better vantage point.

He currently enjoys country living with his wife Helen in rural Eastern Ontario.

Artist's Statement

“I am always trying to refine my artistic vision and technique. My landscapes might be pretentiously categorized within the Neo-Luminism movement, emphasizing light, atmosphere, and depth. My signature ‘luminosity’ is achieved by careful colour selection and application of thin overlapping layers. Many of my collectors refer to my paintings as ‘calming moments of escape’.

My art defines me. It allows me to combine all of my passions with a modest talent and a willingness to persevere. The fact that I have been able to translate all of that into a successful career is the greatest satisfaction that I could have.”

Solo Exhibitions

Terence Robert Gallery / Ottawa (2008 & 2011)
Galerie Christin / Toronto (2007 & 2010)
Artists of the World / Calgary (2005)
Art Mode Gallery / Calgary (2000)
Art Mode Gallery / Ottawa (1993 & 1998)


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