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JOE MANCUSO

EASTERN SIERRA SUMMER
Pastel 18 x 24"
Price: $ 1600 usd

EVENING GRACE
Oil 18 x 24"
Price upon request

Bio:
Joe's earliest memories are camping trips to the eastern high sierras and taking walks with his father down the railroad tracks to the rabbit fields near his home. This was his wilderness as a child and he credits his parents for his early introduction to nature and the outdoors. One summer while visiting an art fair in Mammoth Lakes California he came across some drawings by Helen Seal, a southern California artist. The beautiful simplicity of her High Sierra sketches made a lasting impression on the young artist. At that moment he says, "This was something I knew I wanted to do." His mother recognizing his obvious enthusiasm purchased one of her sketches, which still hangs in his studio today. Joe is equally accomplished in oil and pastel and he is best known for his dramatic lighting. He is greatly influenced by the changing of seasons and weather. The more dramatic the weather, the more inspired he feels. "Light on the landscape and the way it plays with and reveals its forms and color is extremely fascinating to me.” Joe celebrates the moods each season brings and he works on location often to accurately see and capture the changing light. Joe is a member of the Oil Painters of America. He is a signature member with the Pastel Society of America and is an artist Member of the Laguna Beach Plein Air Painters. In The spring of 2007 he was designated Distinguished Pastelist with The Pastel Society of the West Coast. His work has been published in the Pastel Journal’s The Years Best” in 2004, 2005and 2009. His collectors include film producer Lawrence Kasden and actor Kevin Kneeland. His has exhibited in the Napa Valley Art Museum and his paintings hang in private collections throughout the North America and Europe.

For more extensive artist's bio, articles and list of exhibitions, visit his website or blog

HIGH SIERRA COTTONWOODS
Pastel 11 x 14"
Price upon request

PINE CREEK SNOW SHOWERS
Oil 12 x 9"
Price upon request

A MOMENT OF LIGHT
Pastel 18 x 24"
Sold

LIGHT OF THE PACIFIC
Oil 24 x 36"
Price upon request

CONVICT CREEK EASTERN
SIERRAS Oil 30 x 40"
Price: $ 5000 usd

BESIDE BISHOP CREEK
Oil 24 x 20"
Price: $ 1800 usd

THE NORTH FORK OF
BISHOP CREEK
Pastel 11 x 14"
Price upon request

SPRINGTIME AT THE PACIFIC
Oil 24 x 18"
Price upon request


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