About the Artist

About the Artist

Landscapes, seascapes, florals, wildlife, children and tropical

Joe DeKleva - Biography

   Biography

Joe was born in Pittsburgh,PA in 1937. He was educated at St. Vincent College and the University of Pittsburgh were he received a degree in Dentistry in 1963. After graduation Joe and his family relocated to Altamonte Springs, FL.  He practiced Dentistry for over 40 years, raised his family and later in life a self taught artist. While living in Florida, Joe became an avid outdoorsman enjoying all of Florida's water and beautiful landscapes. In 1988 he began painting outdoor subjects he saw around him. He began experimenting first with watercolor and then with acrylic and oil. In the eary 1990'sJoe started showing his artwork  at juried art shows, local colleges and area art galleries. Joe has been successful winning awards  at Apollo Beach ( Mannatee Festival), Olando (Galeria Alfresco), Ponce Inlet Festival (Daytona Beach), Artist Magazine Wildlife Compitition finalist 1n 1999 and in 2012 won 4th place in painting in Lightspacetime.com. international Botanical compitition. Joe is a member of The Orlando Artists Registry, and The Florida Coastal Artists.

 

Artists Statement

 My art reflects my love and amazemnent of the nature that surrounds me here in Florida. In my work I use realism to show the interplay of  light, shadows and color in my art. I find great joy in painting and hope that joy can be experienced by all who view my art.

 

THANK YOU FOR VIEWING  MY ART.............JOE

 

Joe DeKleva - Biography
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