Back home Joe attended Central Academy of Commercial Art in Cincinnati, OH. Upon graduation he moved to Las Vegas where he had a successful career producing advertising for major clients over the next 20 years. He then moved his family to Summerville, SC where he worked as a graphic designer for Starrett Tool, Sears, Shakespeare Fishing Tackle and others over the next 17 years. While living in South Carolina he served in KAIROS
prison ministry for five years at Lieber Correctional Institution in Ridgeville. Years later Joe served with other men called to this ministry at Ironwood State Prison in Blythe, California.
Joe served with the Marines in Vietnam in '66 and '67. He drew when he could with whatever he could find to draw on. His CO noticed his talent and Joe was interviewed and asked to join the Marine Corps Combat Art Program. He was a Sgt. at the time with two months left "in country". Along with the invitation came a field
promotion to 2nd Lt. and a requirement to spend an additional six months in Vietnam. With a deep feeling of satisfaction of having served his country, he finished his 13 month tour and went home to Kentucky.
In 2005 he and his wife moved to Orange County. For the next 7 years he worked as a Christian drug and alcohol counselor.
In 2008 he began studying plein air painting with Mark Kerckhoff. Now, retired from the addiction/recovery field, Joe is once again in the arts. He does both fine art and GOLFSCAPES, portraits of golf holes by commission.
His award winning work has hung in galleries in California in Laguna Beach, Costa Mesa and San Juan Capistrano.
Joe and his wife Suzie moved back to Las Vegas, NV in Nov. 2014. They have four beautiful and talented daughters, Maria, Vanessa, Tara and Stefani and two grandchildren Jack and CC-all artists.
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