I observe life through steaming coffee & an energized imagination.
That perspective allows my art and storytelling to function as curious carafes of wide-awake thinking that energize imaginations young and old, thereby helping them to gaze upon the night sky so they can dance among the stars.
I invite you to peruse my exhibits for Inktober 2019: one ink drawing every day, during the wonderful month of October! Each drawing was created using black illustration pens and, in some cases, Prismacolor markers; all pieces were drawn on artisan journal paper—view Inktober archive.
HEAR YE, HEAR YE! My latest project—in collaboration with an elementary school teacher—is focused on writing, illustrating, and self-publishing a children’s book; it’s slated for publication, in print, December 2020. Furthermore, the book—alongside select illustrations from the story—will be made available for purchase through an online store and physical venues.
“I hired Joe to create a new piece of digital art, a Phoenix/bird illustration to use as a marketing tool to showcase a new product that was bringing my company back from the edge of death. I selected the subject for the art, and Joe took my idea and brought it to life in a very beautiful and compelling manner. We are currently using the Phoenix illustration on our website and all of our marketing fliers and posters; my partners and I all love it.” — Blake Henke, Managing Partner at North Star Science and Technology
“I purchased original black and white artwork from Joe at an Arts Crawl. I was really drawn to his art because it was creative, original, and unique. There was so much beauty captured in this black and white image; it had a very childlike innocence to the piece but in a contemporary way.” — Laura Redlisky-Readyoff, Art Event Attendee
“Joe is an all-around creative talent and an exceptional asset to those he serves . ..his creative insight and conceptual thinking are second to none.” — Steph Doyle, Owner and Creative Director at CINQ Creative
Alas, I’m unable to accept correspondence via fax, carrier pigeon, or paper airplane. So, if you have questions or want to discuss a potential opportunity, let’s talk!