blending painting with photography using computers and imagination.
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 my '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 perfecting this craft, learning to 'paint with light' and to craft my inner landscapes in new and often surprising ways..
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