East Hampton artist Edward Joseph was born in Brooklyn, NY and attended Pratt Institute. He currently resides in the Napeague dunes in Amagansett. He has been a dedicated artist for over fifty years. He has in that time exhibited his work in many of the most prominent venues on Long Island including The Elaine Benson Gallery (Bridgehampton, NY), The Whitney Artworks (Greenport, NY), Gallery North (Setauket, NY), The Islip Art Museum (Islip, NY), The Firehouse Gallery at Nassau Community College (Garden City, NY), The Parrish Art Museum (Southampton, NY),The Anthony Giordano Gallery at Dowling College (Oakdale, NY), The Chase Edwards Gallery (Bridgehampton, NY) and The University Gallery (SUNY Stony Brook, NY) as well as shows at Plymouth State College (Plymouth, NH), The Culinary Institute of America (Hyde Park, NY), Excel Fine Arts (New York, NY), and The Homestead Gallery (New York, NY).
Edward's work is influenced by his love of the outdoors. He is particularly drawn to scenes of secluded and pristine shoreline, wetlands and dunes that are unblemished by mankind. Edward sometimes aims to elicit the portent of imminent intrusion and contamination of these ideal glimpses of nature. This subtle foreboding, masterfully conveyed, protests the almost inevitable desecration mankind is sure to wreck in its insatiable appetite for space. In other pieces Edward beautifully captures the lush softness and reflective tranquility to be found in remote wetlands and the dunes of the pine barrens of Eastern Long Island. In these works Edward is particularly skilled at depicting the reflections and lushness where water and land meet. Another striking visual effect of Edward's work is his method of surrounding these fragile ecosystems with what seems like an infinity of time and space reminding us of our ultimate smallness in this vast universe. These pieces bring us with the painter as he experiences these intimate slices of nature not readily accessible to most of us. His most recent works depict the dunes of East Hampton.