Joseph Zbukvic: is one of the finest master watercolor painters in the world; his watercolor painting instruction workshops sell out wherever he travels.
Joseph began his painting career in 1978 and quickly became one of Australia’s finest artists. Born in Zagreb, Croatia, Joseph immigrated to Australia when he was eighteen and has since won over 200 international awards with over 40 solo exhibitions in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, London and San Antonio.
Joseph is a highly skilled artist who has the ability to create a magical atmosphere and mood in his paintings. Joseph is a strong believer in the benefits of painting on location. “My interest in painting began at a very early age. I grew up on a small farm in Europe where most of the work was done manually and in harmony with nature. I still find the landscape produced by this fine balance, the favorite subject for my paintings." Joseph exhibits a clarity of depiction and a faithful exactness to his subject matter tapping skillful drawing, masterful structural understanding and a remarkable watercolor technique to capture the enduring yet enigmatic tapestry of living.
Joseph is a member of the Victorian Watercolor Society and was its vice president from 1991 to 1994. He is a long-serving member of the Twenty Melbourne Artists’ Society and Australian Watercolor Institute. Joseph also teaches at Charles Sturt University and the Mitchell School of Arts.