Joe Engel

"I am a self taught mixed media artist living in Staunton, Virginia.
Inspiration for my work is derived from personal experience. Years spent working outdoors in the
Pacific Northwest with state parks and wildlife sanctuaries informs my thematic choices. My goal is to accomplish a unique sense of depth & texture by using acrylic paint on wood panels and the exploration of different techniques such as layering of paints and scratching with nails. The combination of dense primitive imagery, clean lines and bold color is used to create works that straddle the line between raw and refined".