About

Josh grew up in a very artistic and encouraging family, and he spent his childhood drawing, painting and pouring over art books obsessively.

After having completed a Law/Music double degree at the University of Adelaide, Josh moved to Toulouse, France, where he began seriously drawing and painting again.

Inspired by Toulouse, a series of drawings emerged from this period and was the subject of his first solo exhibition, “La Ville Rose”, in March 2011 at Mai Loui Boutique, Adelaide. Later that year, Josh was commissioned to undertake a mural for ‘Tango’, a guest house in Adelaide’s East End.

A series of desert scenes and billabongs followed, inspired by a trip to Wilpena Pound and Alligator Gorge in the Flinders Ranges. These works have been regularly exhibited and sold at South Australian art shows. Josh’s “Painted Desert” was selected by the organisers of the Adelaide Cathedral Art Show in order to publicize their event, and in 2013, Josh received a Merit Award at the Glenside Lions Art Show for his painting “Yellow Desert”. Several of Josh’s paintings are also currently on display in France, at Les Plafonds de L’Isle, L’Isle Sur La Sorgue.

Josh’s influences are many and varied but he is inspired in particular by the works of Brett Whiteley, Francis Bacon, Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Toulouse Lautrec, Lucian Freud, Robert Rauschenberg, David Hockney, Arthur Streeton, Fred Williams and John Olsen. These painters bring their works to life with vivid colours, unique compositions and a sense of freedom. For Josh, whether it be a portrait, landscape or abstract painting, a work of art must be fresh and alive. Josh strives to achieve this in each of his own works.

Josh currently resides in Lyon, France, with his wife, Colline.