Seventy years ago, Joe Fletcher’s grandfather gave him a real artists paint set and he hasn’t stopped painting since then. He says it’s the dream job, someone actually paying you to do what you would do anyway.
“Retire?” Joe says. “Isn’t that when you bring a chair along, when you go out painting?”
Art studies include a three year accelerated course at Woodbury College in Los Angeles. During this time he also opened his own studio and gallery in Los Angeles. Here on Maui, he is a member of the Plein Air Painters of Maui.
Joseph Fletcher’s paintings have sold in several venues. These include: Art Maui, The juried exhibit at Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center, and are currently being shown in Maui, Hawaii at Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao, and the Village Galleries at the Ritz Carlton and in Lahaina Town and the Hana Coast Gallery in Hana.