Featured Member Artist
Our featured member artist for June-July, 2017, is Jos Biviano. Jos' training began as an apprentice in the studio of late William F. Byers, a noted landscape painter and iconographer. He holds a B.A. from the Virginia Military Institute and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Texas at Austin. From an early age, Jos was fascinated by form, color and texture as well as natural events and how they shaped the history of humankind. His paintings glorify Nature and evoke the transcendental images celebrated by the nineteenth-century Hudson River and Luminist Schools of Art. Jos's landscape paintings are marked by forceful and dramatic displays of light & shadow, intense color, and Turner-like atmospheric effects. Jos's compositions push the viewer for an emotional response. Although he works predominantly in oil, Jos also enjoys painting with gouache and other water-based media. Jos exhibits nationally, and his works are in the permanent collections of private, public, and corporate holdings throughout the U.S. Jos exhibits nationally. In 2013, Jos was conferred as a member to the prestigious Landscape Artists International.