Painting Classes & Workshops
Wednesday Spring 2018 Studio Class, Feb 7 - May 30, 2018 NEW
Thursday Spring 2018 Studio Class, Feb 8 - May 31, 2018 NEW
The Big Idea: Large Studio Painting, Portland, OR, Feb 17-23, 2018
Grand Marais, 5-Day Composition & Design March 26-30, 2018
23rd Annual Summer Workshop, St. Paul, MN, June 8-10, 2018
Madeline Island School of Arts, 5-Day Workshop, July 9-13, 2018
Americas Industrial landscape, Tweed Museum, Duluth, MN Sept-Nov 2017
Fleeting Moments: Works en Plein Air, Pasadena, CA Nov 17 - Dec 15, 2017
Coors Western Art, Reception: January 3, 2018, Show: Jan 6-21, 2018
Steamboat Art Museum, Steamboat Springs, CO
Catalina Island Museum, Catalina, CA, June-Nov 2016
American Masters Show, Salmagundi Club, Sale and Gala Oct 2016
September 2017 Newsletter: New Classes & New Work from California
June 2016 Newsletter: Spring Classes & New Work from China
John Pototschnik Inerviews Joe Paquet
Cover Article, January 2015 issue of Plein Air Magazine
Rust & Roadsides, a collaboration with John Cosby & Joe Paquet
New Studio Location!
Still in the Northern Warehouse Building, upstairs in Studio #234
Reflections on Art
Joseph Paquet Biography
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.