Exhibiting in Blackwood River Arts Trail At:
Blackwood Muse Studio
Originally from the South Australian Adelaide Hills, Josh and his family moved to Broome in the Kimberley region of Western Australia when he was in his early teens.
At a young age Josh began framing for the family business, Windram Art, however, it wasn’t until he was in his early 40s that he began his own art journey.
In 2017 he moved to WA’s South West where he continues to develop his style.
Josh works primarily with acrylic paint on canvas and utilises techniques such as bleeding, staining, blending and leafing. Using a selection of brushes, pallet knives and other tools, he brings life to the canvas by introducing texture and vibrant colour to generate mood.
Josh’s works portray a strong sense of home and vary greatly depending on the headspace that he is in at that moment.
As music is a huge part of Josh’s life, each of his paintings are named after a song – one that may have inspired him, one that he may have been listening to whilst painting, or one that he just loves!
Josh initially used art as therapy to help him through his recovery of substance abuse. Now, art is his livelihood.
In 2019 Josh received the People's Choice award for his piece ‘Shimmer’ at the Bunbury Catholic College Art Extraordinaire. Shortly after he had his first duo exhibition at Jahroc Galleries with a near-sell out show.
In 2021 Josh took out first prize at the Vasse Art Award with his entry ‘Everlong’. In this same year he also received the People's Choice award for his piece ‘Amazing Grace’ at the Bunbury Catholic College Art Extraordinaire and was a Finalist in the Busselton Art Award with his work ‘Into The Light’.
In 2022 Josh received the Bunbury Catholic College Art Extraordinaire People's Choice award for his piece ‘My Happiness’ at the as well as the People’s Choice award for ‘Shine Like It Does’ at the Margaret River Independent School Art Auction.