The exhibition of 40 small paintings shows the full variety of Joe’s work with scenes of Dundee, Edinburgh, New York, Madrid, Paris and more as well as still life studies.
Joe creates atmosphere in his paintings through highly skilled use of light and shade and a rich warmth with his judicious use of colour. He has made a trademark of his pieces featuring figurative city life which are instantly recognisable to his many admirers and collectors.
Joe was born in Dundee in 1940. He left school at 15 and worked at a variety of jobs for 5 years. At 20 he started at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art where he was fortunate to have the gifted artists Alberto Morocco and James McIntosh Patrick as his tutors. He was the top student in his year, graduating in 1964. From 1969-1989 he was curator of the Orchar Art Gallery, Broughty Ferry. He joined the part time teaching staff at the Art College in Dundee in 1972 and retired in 2007 which means he has taught generations of Dundee artists.