One of Joe Mancuso’s passions is painting the Sierra Nevada and the Owens Valley. He’s one of the few artists who paint the changing light, as it filters through the clouds and leaves of the cottonwoods, along the canals surrounding Bishop. Joe talks about the influences of nature, the changing seasons and weather on his art and inspiration: “Light on the landscape and the way it plays with and reveals its forms and color is extremely seductive to me. Painting on location and in the studio is a way I can interact, participate and respond to the magnificence I see.”
Joe Mancuso holds signature memberships with the Pastel Society of America and the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters. In 2007 The Pastel Society of the West Coast elected Joe to “Distinguished Pastelist.” His work has been published in the Pastel Journal’s “The Years Best” in 2004 and 2005.
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