Joe is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and The Barnes Foundation, Phila. Pa. He is a roofer by trade, spent 11 years as a professional boat captain, and holds a Master Captain’s license, and a private pilot. He is in numerous corporate and private collections throughout the country. He has been the Artist in Residence for the Everglades National Park, and The Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. His article on the National Parks was published in the May-June on line edition of Plein Air Magazine. His mural commissions include the Duval House B & B in Key West Fl., Motivation Inc. the Mel Fisher Atocha Expedition, and Murphy Recreation Center in Phila. Pa.