Joseph Stoddard 2019 Featured Artist

Artist Biography

Colorado Street Bridge

Joseph Stoddard has been painting urban landscapes in watercolor for over 30 years. He first paints by using pen and ink. After that he loosely applies color in a unique, impressionistic style.

Joseph has produced two books of sketches. In addition, he has written two watercolor instruction books.  He regularly teaches workshops and gives demonstrations throughout Southern California.

Joseph has also created  paintings for a number of Pasadena events. These events include the Bungalow Heaven Annual Tour, the Colorado Street Bridge Party, the Pasadena Showcase House of Design, the Pasadena Symphony and the Pasadena Pops Orchestra.

The Art of Watercolor, Studios magazine and Watercolor Artist magazine have featured his work.  The Man Cave Book spotlighted his studio as well.

Joseph’s paintings have also been on the covers of a variety of publications. These include Westways Magazine, Pasadena Magazine, a book series published by the Historical Society of Southern California, and the Lost and Found Series by Many Moons Press.

In 2001, a book of his sketches entitled Pasadena Sketchbook was published. The second edition was published in October of 2008. A collection of sketches of the University of Redlands entitled Redlands Sketchbook was published in 2007. Walter Foster Publishing published Expressive Color, a painting instruction book in August of 2008.

He just completed a new book for Quarto Publishing entitled Expressive Painting. Also, he is preparing a series of new paintings for the third edition of Pasadena Sketchbook.

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