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Joe Oakes

Joe A. Oakes

Joe is a life-long artist striving to creae art that evokes an emotional response. His use of color, light, and shadow are exaggerated to capture the imagination. Although his work is representational, for this artist it's more about the atmosphere, feeling, and emotion of a painting. Joe loves to capture the landscape, and his most recent work captures the beauty and romance of Spanish-style architecture.In addition to a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from California State University Fullerton, Joe credits many art books, magazines, websites and fellow artists with helping his career along. He believes his greatest influence and source of knowledge has been teaching painting classes and workshops for the past six years. Teaching others has been the best way to learn the most about himself and art."My hope is that through my paintings we find a kindred appreciation of a glimpse of nature." Joe's awards include:2012 Second Place, The Arts Colony Juried Show, Corona, CA2011 Distinguished Artist Award, City of La Quinta, CA2011 Honorable Mention, National Orange Show Juried Exhibition, San Bernardino, CA2011 Honorable Mention, Fallbrook Art Center Juried Show, Fallbrook, CA2011 Finalist - Richeson 75 Landscape Competition and Exhibit, Kimberly, WI