Joshua Lance, New Taipei City, Taiwan Member Since November 2010 Artist Statement Josh is an American, impressionist painter who enjoys testing the boundaries of reality and abstract fantasy. Born in Long Island, NY in the early 70′s and raised in Arizona, Connecticut and New Jersey.
He went on to receive art and graphic design degrees, only to find out later that artists need more life experience than degrees. After years of “real jobs” and the recent economic status of our world, Josh reached a crossroads in his career and decided to pursue his first passion; painting. Since 1991, over 30 solo & group shows in the USA, Korea & Taiwan to date. His nomadic spirit took his passion from New Jersey to New Mexico, then Asia.
His favorite style of art is expressive plein-air and alla prima (direct from life), using loose brushstrokes, tight composition and limited color palettes to create unique works of art. Inspired by American, Russian and French Impressionist painters, Josh’s paintings are filled with raw, emotional content and palette knife techniques.
“And I’m not done creating yet. All I ask for is another day of courage and creativity. A new day for a new hope.”
In 2012, Josh relocated to Asia and have visited Japan, Philippines, South Korea, and Taiwan. He current lives and works in Danshui, Taiwan.