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About Joe 

Joe is a fine artist specialising in high quality custom artwork. Joe likes to work in a wide variety of styles, mediums, techniques and subject matter, not only to keep things interesting but to continually expand his skill base and experience.

 

After excelling in Art at school, Joe had the rare opportunity to study hands-on at The Merseyside Forum for Painting, Scultpture and Allied Crafts (The Forum) in Liverpool, UK.

Based in the famous Bluecoat Chambers, The Forum occupied the former studio of famous Liverpool sculptor Tyson Smith, continuing a legacy with over 100 years history. The Forum was founded by Liverpool artist Terance McGunigle (MA, Academia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy) and specialised in a wide range of traditional and contemporary art techniques and skills, including: Fresco painting, stone carving, restoration, clay modelling and mould making, fibre-glass and resin sculptures.

Joe has completed projects for Jamie Carragher's 23 Foundation, Vodka Revolution and celebrity chef Simon Rimmer's pub The Viking.

Joe in his studio
Joe in his studio

Joe covered in paint in his studio

Joe Forrest with Bowie & Prince
Joe Forrest with Bowie & Prince

Joe is his old studio with David Bowie and Prince portraits, February 2018

Jamie Carragher retirement portrait
Jamie Carragher retirement portrait

Joe with his finished Jamie Carragher portrait, April 2013

Joe at The Viking, 2016
Joe at The Viking, 2016

Joe painting a fox mural at The Viking pub & bakehouse, June 2016

Joe sculpting Prince William
Joe sculpting Prince William

Joe sculpting Prince William out of clay for the GiANTS project, February 2011

Joe & Dan in the Liverpool Echo
Joe & Dan in the Liverpool Echo

Dan & Joe with finished Will & Kate GiANTS, 2011. Photo from the Liverpool Echo.

Painting Tallula, 2009
Painting Tallula, 2009

Joe painting Tallula. The original 'Memories of Olive' was painted in 1920 by Alberto Vargas, fearturing Hollywood star Olive Thomas.

Joe painting Tallula, 2009
Joe painting Tallula, 2009

Joe painting another of the Tallulas ladies. The original painting is by pin up artist Olivia de Berardinis.

Cheshire Life

Inside the Artist's Studio

Cheshire Life magazine visited my studio for a chat about my artwork in April 2018.