Joseph Booth – 2020 Brinton 101
“I am a native of the Northwest but had to find my artistic compass in the Midwest and eventually the East Coast. But what goes around comes around and I found my way back to the Northwest about 30 years ago and realized that drawing the history and wildlife of this area is a rich and bountiful journey. I’m primarily a human figure artist but have always loved drawing and painting wildlife.
I spent two years at Washington University in St. Louis studying fine art, particularly figure drawing. I then spent five years in New Jersey, three of which I attended The Joe Kubert School to become a comic book artist. I found that I had a difficult time drawing in those tiny panels but what I really loved was drawing the figure. Since then I’ve been in a variety of art-related jobs but always defaulting to drawing figures and a variety of animals. I guess I found my bliss.” Joseph Booth