Reflexion of the Artist
Joel With Joint
Joel and His Qi
Unnamed Portrait of the Artist
Speak No Evil
Smoke Two Joints
Joel in Hawaii
My First Digital Camera
Virginia Beach Portrait
Joel & Zahra
the Artist In Hell
b.1943, New York City
As a teenager, I studied painting and drawing with Polish artist Leo Cizes and later at New York’s Art Students League.
In 1968, my wife Betty and I opened Exposure Gallery. It was New York’s first photography gallery since Stieglitz’s An American Place in the 1930's. From 1968 – 1973, I showed at Exposure as well as several other East Coast venues.
In 1970 we moved to Berkeley California, discovered its amazing flora, and began crafting pictures with pressed flowers. The UC Berkeley Art Museum sold our 'Oshibana' and and so did scores of galleries throughout coastal California.
In the 1980s, I discovered how use computers to blend photography with my painting. I've spent the next 35 years 'painting with light' to Craft images that often take me by surprise.
Printed with pigmented inks on acid-free archival paper.
Prints are 9 X 12 inches. For other sizes, please call Joel at 510-912-6674