Joel is a Washington D.C. native.  While growing up he had a keen interest in writing, music, theater, and photography.   He sent stories to publishers and shredded guitar riffs in the garage.  In 1996, he spread a roll of paper on the wall of his apartment and spent the summer with oils and charcoal, discovering his visual art.   In 2000, Joel studied multimedia design with thoughts of a career in web design and animation.  He simultaneously began exhibiting his work in galleries, markets, and art festivals.  Although Joel continues to evolve his digital and coding skills, he cannot resist the Siren’s song of painting.

“I make art because I enjoy navigating my curiosity with form and color. You never know where you’ll end up when you take a line for a walk.”