"I often forget that I was once an attorney. After three years of practicing in New York, I switched directions and headed South to earn my Masters in Painting from the University of Georgia. I have never looked back.
I am now a professor of drawing and painting at Kennesaw State University, located north of Atlanta. I paint and draw daily.
I am a traditional realist and so I never project or trace an image.
The people and places I paint are guided by a philosophy which sees life as incredibly precious and fleeting, and that, through art, the beauty of certain moments can be immortalized. I am attracted to images which have a distinctive sense of light and which hint at the layering of modern and historic elements. The times within which we live are just a tiny piece of a much bigger picture. I see that tiny piece as containing some universal ideas about life and beauty which I hope are reflected in my art. "
- Joe Remillard