News from the Studio
New Studio Location!
Still in the Northern Warehouse Building, but now upstairs in Studio #234
Spring Classes Start February 5th 2014
Catalina Island CA Plein Air Workshop: January 20-24, 2014
Composition & Design for Painters, Mamaroneck, NY: March 17-21 2014
Summer Plein Air 3-Day Workshop St. Paul, MN, June 13th - 15th, 2014
Madiline Island, WI 5-day Plein Air Workshop August 11-15, 2014
Past Newsletters available online: Feb, March, May, July
One-man show at Roger's Garden Fine Art, see the show collection
12 new paintings from the recent trip to China
New Article in The Artists Magazine: Bigger is Better, on pages 28-35
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.