Firstly, I crave being in the great outdoors, nothing equals this freedom, secondly I am a painter. The wild, windswept world is a timeless, incredible natural playground, I try to tap into some of that energy. Painting enables me to spend long periods of time quietly observing nature, I feel deep gratitude to be able to spend such time working in this way. I find painting outdoors humbling and enriching; it can be elating, it can be unbearable, this process gives my life perspective and purpose, it makes me feel alive, nourished and part of something greater and more important than myself.


I grew up weather-beaten and windswept painting the raw, wild and unforgiving landscape of Cornwall's Atlantic coastline, where huge roaring breakers relentlessly smash into the soaring, jagged cliffs. From a very young age I revelled in venturing out into squalls and being blasted by hail or foam, immersion in this environment is for me invigorating, humbling and is intimately my home.


Today painting and travelling internationally I am drawn to the same wilderness in order to confront and challenge my sense of self and place. My aesthetic and process plays between abstraction and realism working to expound the familiar yet magnificent and sometimes challenging British landscape, mirroring and embodying the natural world as beautiful and brutal, nurturing and violent, gentle and demanding.


Joe has exhibited both here in the UK and abroad, particularly in Australia and Portugal.  His works are held in private collections in the UK, Spain, Portugal, France, Sweden, Germany, Czech Republic, Canada, USA, Brazil, Australia, The Philippines and Malaysia.


Solo Exhibitions


Immersion, The Malthouse Gallery, Town Mill, Lyme Regis


Being Present, Harbour House Gallery, Kingsbridge

On Location, JahRoc Galleries, Margaret River, Western Australia

Footsteps, The Malthouse Gallery, Town Mill, Lyme Regis

Sketches, The Customs House, Exeter


Beyond the Snow, The Customs House, Exeter

New Work, The Salthouse Gallery 1 and 2, St Ives


Cornish Coasts, The Salthouse Gallery, St Ives
New Light, The Customs House, Exeter 

Spring to Autumn, The Salthouse Gallery, St Ives


Devon Colours, The Customs House, Exeter

New Work, Boston Tea Party, Exeter

Springscapes, The Kingswood & Devoran Hotel, Sidmouth


New Work, Boston Tea Party, Exeter

New Work, The Massage & Wellbeing Centre, Exeter


HeArt, The Natural Health Centre, Exeter

Galeria Corté Real, Algarve, Portugal


Selected Group Exhibitions


RWA 168th Annual Open Exhibition, RWA Bristol


SWAc Annual Open Exhibition, Exeter Castle

SWAc Annual Open Exhibition, St Stephens Church, Exeter

Paragon Gallery, Exeter

Two Man Show, Cider Barn Gallery, North Dartmoor


Voestoots Gallery, Teignmouth

Artmill Gallery, Plymouth
2005 - 2007         

D'Art Gallery, Dartmouth
2003 - 2014         

Regular Exhibitions, Galeria Côrte Real, Portugal



2006 - 2007         

P.G.C.E. Art, Exeter University

1999 - 2002         

BA. Hons. Contemporary Arts, Nottingham Trent University

1997 - 1998         

Foundation Art & Design, Falmouth College of Arts

1992 - 1997         

Studied with Carole Vincent Boscastle, Cornwall