Joe is my name, art is my game. That statement pretty much explains how, after 50 years of teachingand making art on the East coast, I moved to Santa Fe in 2010.  The mountains, the sky, the people and the art being created here provide an energy I had never experienced before.  Everything is different, everything challenges me, and everything influences my paintings.


Recent Awards

Bronze medal winner at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition at Strathmore Hall Arts Center. May 2005

Richeson Award winner at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition at Strathmore Hall Arts Center. May 2007

Plein Air Easton—2008, 2006, 2005


Teaching—Workshops and Classes

Prince Georges Community College Department Chair

University of Maryland

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Clavier, France

Lake Tahoe, CA

West Virginia Wesleyan College

Montgomery College

Sweet Briar College

Arts Groups in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware



Baltimore Watercolor Society

Washington Watercolor club—President

Annapolis Watercolor Club—President

Friday Morning Artists—Easton and Shepherdstown, WV—Founder



BFA—William and Mary

MFA—Catholic University

Studied with—Edgar Whitney, Skip Lawrence, Eric Wiegard, Don Andrew, Charles Reid, James Forbes, Burt Silverstein



Lupine gallery, Monhegan ME

Torpedo Factory, Alexandria Va.

Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC

Ira Pinto Gallery, DC And CA

Gilpin House Gallery, Alexandria, VA

Gallery 54, NY, NY

Barbara Fiedler Galleries, Washington, DC

Vierhoff Galleries, Washington, DC

McBride Gallery, Annapolis MD

The Inn At Perry Cabin   

Corcoran Gallery of Art – Washington, DC

University of Maryland

Baltimore Museum of Art – Baltimore, MD

Gallery Uno – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD

American University – Washington, DC

Catholic University– Washington, DC

American Counsel on Germany – New York, NY

National Cultural Center – Bergemon, France

Washington County Museum, Cumberland, MD

Main Street Gallery, Cambridge, MD

Canyon Road Contemporary Art – Santa Fe, NM

La Tienda Gallery – Eldorado, NM


Presently Represented By

Ira Pinto Gallery, CA

Studio 7, Santa Fe, NM

Pam Foss Gallery, MD

Longcoat Fine Art Gallery, Ruidoso, NM