1980 Joseph was Harold Freedman’s assistant on Harold's renowned
mosaic and painted murals.
“History Told in Glass”, “The Legend
“History of Horseracing”
9 years with Harold gave Joseph a strong grounding in the classical
approach to painting.
Joseph’s portraits capture the emotion and mood of people.
He uses chiaroscuro to create drama, giving the
sense of a real presence
of a person.
His landscapes are ethereal, evocative, dramatic and full
of light portraying the dreamtime pristine quality
and the majesty
Joseph teaches classes at the Diamond Valley Arts Society,
also gives demonstrations and workshops.
2005 - Pastel Society of Victoria
– Best Figure painting in show
2003 -Diamond Valley Artist
Society Acquisition Show – Best in show – Best pastel
- The Australian Art Excellence Medallion
2001 - The Alice Bale Award
for oil painting.
2001 - The Tom Roberts
Award – portraiture (Heidelberg Heritage Artists).
- Australian Guild of Realist Artists Winter Exhibition prize.
2000 - The John Balmain
Award for figure drawing,
Finalist 2001-2003 Alice Bale Travel Award.
Finalist 2001- Camberwell Prize Travel