The style I paint in is known as Impressionistic Realism.  It’s a versatile yet challenging mode of expression through which the poetry of a subject is preserved and paramount. To find eternal balance in the elegant dance of light and form is my highest inspiration.  Through the congruence of our visual vocabulary and shared human experience, I am able to imply detail without overstating it. Brushwork and palette knife together create a textural Impressionism and paint quality which entice a closer look, while it is through a little distance that my paintings become Realistic portals into a time and place. Painted like memories of the “here and now,” they depict the variety of life in the 21st Century and often include man-made objects, figures, or animals. Through my work, I sincerely hope to remind and inspire others to take time to see just how amazing this existence is. Enjoy.


  1. Patti Gildersleeve March 2, 2016 at 10:49 pm #

    Aloha Josh,
    I’m Interested in your pre sketch workshop/seminar when you are on Maui. I understand the concept of Notan but am always in a rush to get painting. I seem to “feel” out the composition quickly, but don’t take enough time to do the pre sketch.
    Let me know what dates you are considering.

  2. Thomas M. Wallis March 21, 2016 at 11:24 am #

    Would like to be placed on your email listing. Also would be interested in any painting workshops you are offerring in 2016. Thanks.

  3. Marsha Knopf March 26, 2016 at 9:20 am #

    I have tried many times, both in the past and just today, to sign up for your newsletter, but have been unable to. I repeatedly get “Newsletter Error”. I very much want to receive your newsletter but it seems that it doesn’t want to receive me! Can you help?
    Thanks, Marsha

  4. Mary Garrish May 26, 2016 at 8:22 am #

    I recently bought a Jason Sacran painting that was framed by your company. Do You have a website for the frames?

  5. Cary Dirlam May 30, 2016 at 9:42 am #

    Dear Josh,
    I just wanted to let you know that I am extremely happy with the palette that I got in April when we saw you in Salida. It is so elegant in it’s design: slim, plenty of space to mix, holds what I need to have nearby, and has a flexible fit. I’m very conscious of it’s design and appreciate every little screw and rim. It really is brilliant. I actually put my disposable palette pad inside the palette so that I don’t make a mess of the grey mixing area, and the tiny screws inside (on the near side) hold it down in the breeze. My hands are free to be able to paint. It’s the best design I’ve seen, and I’ve seen and analyzed a lot. Yours is a 5 star of 5 stars. (I’d say 6 of 5 but one wants to be taken seriously).
    – By the way, your brush cleaner is the best.. really cleans and fast.
    Many thanks again.
    Cary Dirlam
    Los Alamos, NM

  6. Carl Judson June 4, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

    Hi Josh,
    I’ve been using one of your painting images for the workshop/seminar I give on personal style in plein air painting. Since I didn’t ask permission (that I remember, anyway), I thought I’d ask forgiveness. Please let me know if it’s ok with you.
    Carl Judson

  7. phil dickinson June 20, 2016 at 2:35 am #

    Hi Josh,

    We met at last year’s Plein Air Festival, Grand Canyon.

    We talked about lots of things, among them being a trip Down Under.

    We would love to host you here, but also want to let you know that we remember with great fondness the time we shared at GC.

    We have a couple of great art sandwich photos which I really like!

    We hope you’re well and enjoying great success!

    Phil, Joanna, Lynne and Anne

  8. Gillian Wilks July 16, 2016 at 8:08 pm #

    Helllo Josh
    recently we were lucky enough to buy “Mt Princeton” from you and I just wanted to say how nice it was to meet you. such a down to earth person! We are normal, humble peeps…never thought I would be able to own something like this. everyone who comes to the house is drawn to your work. I love it so much.
    Looking forward to the next time we can visit and add beauty to our house.
    hope your summer is going well and you are enjoying the outdoors. Recently we discovered Hancock Lake…really lovely.
    all the best
    Gordon and Gillian

  9. Ralph Oberg July 17, 2016 at 12:26 pm #

    I just got back from a painting trip in Idaho and want to tell you that my new easel worked great, thanks. I found some 3/4×7″ rubber bands I had bought from Uline some time ago and replaced the velcro strips with them and they worked much better in my opinion. Go to and enter product #S-12781 and see that they are quite inexpensive and might be something you’d like to try. 40 to a box. No need to cross them, one near each of the short sides of the wet holders worked well. Take off one, leave one near the end and its easy to insert a wet painting and slip the other band back on. Hope you are having a great summer.

  10. susan smith September 7, 2016 at 3:36 pm #

    Hi Josh,

    Help! I need the Prolific Easel panel holder that attaches to the tripod. I have left a message and emailed you and think perhaps you are in some remote part of the world painting. Please let me know the process to get one. Also, workshops in the midwest in 2016?

    Best to you, Susan

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