About Joe Cartwright Watercolor Artist

I have been painting with and teaching watercolor since 1998.

My paintings cover a wide range of subjects including portraits ,seascapes, landscape, flowers, wildlife and townscapes. I do not feel inclined to specialise in any one category as any subject can make an interesting work of art.

I have been exhibiting at regional and National art shows over this period at which I have sold many paintings and received over 80 awards awards. In 2009 I won the prestigious John Copes Watercolour Prize.

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I have also also exhibited and sold paintings at other major exhibitions such as the Sydney Royal Agricultural Easter Show and the Blacktown Art Show.

The Australian Artist Magazine has published my articles on two occasions.

I am a member of the Macquarie Towns Art Society as well as the Nepean Art Society at which I teach watercolour and run regular workshops.

I have created this site so it can act as a resource for my students and as a repository of some of the things I have learnt about watercolor.

Artists Statement

I paint in a fluid and spontaneous manner, which allows me to capture the mood and atmosphere of my subject with a style that encourages the viewer to involve one’s self with my work. Watercolour is a wonderful medium for expressing these qualities.

I cover a wide range of subject from landscapes, town life, flowers, portraits and figures. Any subject can lead to an exciting work of art.

Artists, I believe, see the world with more intensity through active observation, so are able to show people something they may not have seen or noticed.

I am always looking for an interesting viewpoint which I can bring to my audience allowing them to connect more closely to the world around them.

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