In 1980 Joseph was Harold Freedman's assistant on Harold's renowned mosaic and painted murals. "History Told in Glass", "The Legend of fire", "History of Horseracing"
9 years with Harold gave Joseph a strong grounding in the classical approach to painting.
Joseph's portraits capture the emotion and mood of people. He uses chiaroscuro to create drama, giving the sense of a real presence of a person.
His landscapes are ethereal, evocative, dramatic and full of light portraying the dreamtime pristine quality and the majesty of creation.
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2005 - Pastel Society of Victoria - Best Figure painting in show
2003 -Diamond Valley Artist Society Acquisition Show - Best in show - Best pastel
2002 - The Australian Art Excellence Medallion
2001 - The Alice Bale Award for oil painting.
2001 - The Tom Roberts Award - portraiture (Heidelberg Heritage Artists).
2001 - Australian Guild of Realist Artists Winter Exhibition prize.
2000 - The John Balmain Award for figure drawing,
Finalist 2001-2003 Alice Bale Travel Award.
Finalist 2001- Camberwell Prize Travel Award.