He has spend over a decade studying art throughout the United States and Europe and is a graduate of Brigham Young University. His award winning paintings have appeared in various publications and museums; he has found success and respect in painting many subjects, but considers creating religious artwork his greatest honor as an artist, including for LDS temples throughout the world. Joseph paints in a style reminiscent of the old masters, using classical form and composition to create art filled with symbolism. He believes that "art should both measure up in the museum and capture the common heart. The greatest art is that which generates the greatest good."
I am an artist first for God’s sake, then for art’s sake. I believe art must both measure up in the museums and capture the common heart. The greatest art is that which generates the greatest good. I wish to be an artist who is respected by those of his own field and who someday can be counted among the host of great artists of the earth. Such an artist must understand his craft, appreciate the history of art and be abreast with the artistic issues of the day. But I will not bow to current trends and fashions of the art world at the expense of the rest of the world, at the expense of my higher ambitions.
St. George, Utah
Brigham Young University
My art is not just for my fellow art community. My art is for my fellow man. It is for all lovers of truth and beauty, for discerning minds and hearts, no matter their artistic background or education. They may be from families anywhere in this wide world, living in wealth or in extreme poverty. They may know nothing of my artistic process, and be totally unaware of artistic issues and formal elements of art. But they love art. They love it for the most important reasons. They love it for the same reasons I love it: for its power to touch the deepest part of the being; for its power to inspire, to uplift, to instill awe for the beauties of the earth and engender love for the glories of Heaven.