Fine Art Plein Air Painter, Teacher
Joe Paquet is a highly skilled plein air painter based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He received his artistic education at the School of Visual Arts in New York, where he credits artist-instructors John Foote, David Palladini, and James McMullan with inspiring his deep love of drawing. Paquet later went on to study with John Phillip Osborne in Ridgewood, New Jersey, where he was introduced to the Prismatic Palette. This experience had a profound impact on Paquet, leading him to focus on painting outdoors and ultimately changing the course of his artistic career.
Paquet’s approach to his art is one of deep connection and sensitivity to his subjects. He believes that each painting is a reflection of his life and experience on earth, and works directly from nature to capture the beauty and complexity of the world around him. Paquet’s philosophy is evident in the care and attention he puts into each of his paintings, ensuring that they accurately and beautifully represent the subjects he is portraying.
Paquet’s talent and dedication to his craft have been recognized by various publications and organizations. He was featured in the Washington Post Sunday Magazine in October 1995 and has appeared in both American Artist and PleinAir magazines. He has also received numerous awards, including the Artist Choice and Collectors Choice at the 2007 Laguna Plein Air Invitational, the Alden Bryan Memorial Prize at the 2008 Salmagundi Club of New York, and Landscape First Place at the 2008 Richeson 75 Artist Choice competition. In 2019, Paquet won First Place in the Plein Air category at the 14th Annual Art Renewal Center International Salon Competition and the Award of Excellence at the Laguna Beach Invitational. He was also awarded the Plein Air Magazine Award at the same event. Most recently, Paquet was named the 2nd Place Overall Winner at the 10th Annual PleinAir Salon in 2021.
In addition to his accomplishments as an artist, Paquet is also an active member of several professional organizations. He is a Signature Member of the Salmagundi Club and the California Art Club, and is an emeritus member of the Plein Air Painters of America. Paquet’s dedication to his craft and commitment to excellence have made him a respected and accomplished artist within the plein air community.
Joe Paquet is not only my painting teacher, but he has also become a dear friend. He has inspired me to embark on this unique business venture, and I am grateful for his guidance and support. Paquet’s paintings are highly sought-after and have graced the covers of several major art publications. As his trusted assistant, I am responsible for maintaining an archive of his work and providing publishers, gallery owners, and collectors with the appropriate size and specification images of his paintings. It is an honor to work with such a talented and respected artist and to contribute to the preservation and promotion of his beautiful artwork.
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