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oil painter joseph besch



b. 1978 Mansfield Ohio.
Hello I'm Joseph, I make oil paintings. I am interested in working from life, in a figurative or still life genre. I'm trying to look beyond the narrative inherent in these motifs to see beauty in the objects, and more importantly, in the paint itself.
Learning to draw comic books as a young man first brought me to a life drawing course at age 13, a tradition which expanded into my study in oils at the Savannah College of Art and Design, and is a weekly tradition to this day. I'm currently living and working in Eugene Oregon. My focus of painting has evolved into making the paint itself, trying to gain further insight into what oil paint itself can offer.
If you have any inquires please reach out to me
My newsletter page is a great place to learn about process's and goings on. I send out a few a year, if you want one in the mail. send me an email. My short film page also features my experimental paint making series, where I document some of the process's I've developed or are trying out on making paint, and oils, my short film Making linseed oil; a process" was featured on Mental