News from the Studio
New Studio Location! — I will be moving upstairs in the Northern Warehouse Building, March 1st to Studio #234
New Spring Studio Classes - Figure Studies and Studio Painting
18th Annual Summer Workshop - Friday, June 7th - Sunday June, 9th, 2013
I'll be giving the opening presentation at the Plein Air Convention & Expo
Workshop at Whidbey Island, Washington: July 15 - 18, 2013 - Canceled
New Workshop at Wexford Ireland: July 29 - August 6, 2013
12 new paintings from the recent trip to China
Past Newsletters available online: Dec, Oct, Sept
New Article in The Artists Magazine: Bigger is Better, on pages 28-35
Wildside Show on Catalina Island, CA Paintings
Rust & Roadsides, a collaborative project with John Cosby & Joe Paquet
The PBS Series, MN Original features Joe Paquet
Joseph Paquet, while pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York, had the good fortune of finding a mentor in artist John Foote who opened his eyes to the joys of drawing the human figure. After graduating, Paquet met another major influence in his life, John Osborne, who was uniquely gifted artist and teacher. Osborne believed that a landscape painting should begin on location, but that its poetic essence should be completed in the solitude of the artist's studio. Paquet experienced a demanding and rewarding apprenticeship, in which he learned to fuse field studies with the image he could see in his mind's eye. Increasingly however, Paquet is creating most of his work from life, believing that the direct correspondence with nature increases the potential for greater feeling. "Intellect, he says, doesn't keep one warm at night."
He has been featured in the Washington Post Sunday Magazine, The Artist's Magazine, American Artist, Southwest Art and Plein Air Magazine. Paquet's awards include both Artist's Choice and Collector's Choice from The 2007 Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational as well as the 2008 Alden Bryan Memorial Prize from The Salmagundi Club of New York, the First Place in Landscape from the Richeson 75: Artist's Choice Competition and The Edgar Payne Award for best Landscape at the 97th Annual Gold Medal Show at the California Art Club.
Paquet is a Signature Member of The Plein Air Painters of America, The Salmugundi Club and an Out-of-State Artist Member of The California Art Club.