“Cloudburst over the Everglades”
Oil on linen
42 x 28 in.
Joe Palmerio was born in 1949 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has been a resident of Sarasota for 23 years. He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He studied sculpture at the Frudakis Academy and metal sculpture at the Tyler School of Art.
Joe is represented in numerous private collections throughout the country and has exhibited in the Couts Museum in Kansas as one of the top 100 National Parks Artists. He has completed large murals for the City of Philadelphia, Duval House B & B in Key West, Motivation Inc., in the Orlando airport, and the Acme Market Corp. in Great Valley, Pennsylvania.
Joe recently won first place in the Tarpon Springs paint out quick draw competition, in November, and the Annapolis paint out quick draw People’s Choice Award in June. He has exhibited in the past year in the Afif Gallery in Philadelphia, and New Century Artists, in Chelsea, New York City. Last year he had an article published in the online PleinAir magazine. Has been interviewed by Amy Tardiff, Arts Edition on National Public Radio, and featured in the Sunday Sarasota Herald Tribune newspaper. He has been the Artist in Residence for the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado, and the Everglades National Park, in Florida. He has been a featured artist on the Fine Arts Society Tour of Sarasota on numerous occasions. He competes regularly in Plein Air Paint Out’s along the East Coast, and paints regularly with the Light Chasers of Sarasota, and will be one of the Masters Artists featured in their gala show in Feb. He belongs to OPA and AIS.
Joe’s painting demonstrations and donations have helped numerous fundraisers across the country from the Wounded Warriors, to the Walnut St. Theatre, and numerous educational facilities, including Primo Programma in San Francisco, California.
His plein air paintings emphasize a soft and loose brushwork that strives to capture the fleeting moments of nature. His abstractions originate from the flora and fauna of nature, which bursts forth into a dynamic flow of painterly rhythms.
Joe has recently had a Plein Air demo DVD produced, done in real time in 37 minutes, a 2 cup of coffee demo as he likes to call it, which retails for $40. dollars and can be purchased through his web site. His gallery affiliations presently include, the Arts on Douglas gallery in New Smyrna, Florida. The Cortille Gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and the Tarapini Gallery in Tarpon Springs, Florida.