Joseph Sampson graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1995. After OCA, he began freelancing as an illustrator while
continuing to paint. Painting quickly became his sole occupation.
Joe’s portfolio is comprised of a variety of scenic imagery, and is currently focused on waterscapes. Drawn to shorelines, beaches,
lakes, oceans and streams, Joe uses water imagery to depict the dichotomy between movement and immobility.
A detailed understanding of light’s ability to create color, shadow and tone is utilized to set mood in each painting. Whether the focus is cold,
warm, tranquil or angry, waters’ magnificence strikes the viewer and an emotional response is evoked. This is due, in part, to the
large scale of the work.