Being an artist is a way of life and a way of seeing the world. Heightening my awareness of the beauty that is all around us. New awareness gives rise to new perception. For me, art is a bridge that connects the unconscious with the conscious and the inner self with the outer self.
In our busy daily routines, it becomes difficult to stop and notice the simple, the beautiful, and the mystery that surrounds us. Painting allows me the opportunity to do just that.... pay attention and create a deeper connection to my surroundings. When I paint, my goal is to create art that captures the essence of the environment and scratch the surface of the mystery beneath.
Joe Landis received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rocky Mountain College of Art Denver, Colorado in 1999. Since then he has traveled from the rocky mountains to the east coast where he furthered his art by observing and painting nature on site. He gained 15 years of picture framing experience and continued taking art classes. As years have passed, he continues to learn, paint, and appreciate his life experiences. Joe and his wife Kari, reside just north of Madison, WI on a small organic farmette where they grow their own food and he paints the day away.
Original oil paintings are in both private and corporate collections.
2019 August UW Hospital, Madison, WI, Geometric Unity,solo show
2018 March/April -Capitol Lakes Galleries, Madison, WI, Sacred Nature, solo show
2018 January/February -Willy St. Coop West, Madison, WI, solo show
2017 Great Frame Up Gallery, Madison, WI
2016 Great Frame Up Gallery, Littleton, CO
2015 Denver Broncos Fieldhouse, Englewood, CO, Memories in the Making, group show
2008 Gerald A. Bartell Gallery, Madison, WI solo show
2004 Spiral Arts Gallery, Freeport, ME, group show
2001 Mill Creek, South Portland, ME, Art in the Park, group show
2001 Coffee By Design, Portland, ME, Seeing Color, solo show
2000 L/A Arts Lewiston, ME, group show
1999 Abend Gallery, Denver, CO, Connections in Time, group show
1999 RMCAD Gallery, Denver, CO, group show
1999 Philip J. Steele Gallery, Denver, CO, group show