Warren, a resident of Alta Loma, California, began his career as a full time artist May of 1996. Although his education and training prepared him for a career in senior-level management (27 year banking career), his organizational and creative skills have served him well in his artistic pursuits.
Inspired at a very young age by Norman Rockwell's detailed illustrations and Ansel Adam's black and white photographs, Warren found that graphite and colored pencils gave him the freedom to work with great detail and create the extensive layering necessary to achieve the vibrant colors evident in his florals, landscapes, wildlife drawings and portraits. Throughout his high school and college years, corporate career and tour of duty in Vietnam, Joe never lost touch with his love of art and has been relentless in his quest to study and teach himself. He works full time in his home-based studio in Alta Loma, specializes in pet portraits but also creates both portfolio and commissioned works of art in a variety of subjects.
As a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography, Warren is also an accomplished photographer and not only exhibits and sells his photos but also using them as reference material in the creation of some of his graphite drawings and color pencil paintings.
He currently holds memberships in the Pomona Valley Art Association (Treasurer and board member), Associated Artists of the Inland Empire, The Fine Arts Institute of San Bernardino, Orange County Fine Arts and The Colored Pencil Society of America. In addition, he has won numerous awards through juried exhibitions and other art shows and is a Co-op Artist Member of Gallery SoHo in the Arts Colony of Pomona, California.
Besides offering original colored pencil paintings and graphite drawings, Warren has limited edition prints and open edition prints of some of his finest originals as well as his photography. Browse this site to see examples of them all.
His work is available through his studio, various exhibitions and shows, Gallery SoHo and is represented in many private and corporate collections. Contact Warren at his studio at 909-989-2765 or by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.