In 1990, Joe Gyurcsak left a successful illustration career to pursue a fine art path. “I had a born-again experience as an artist when I first saw natural light on subjects in the open air. It changed my way of thinking and creating, I had made the leap into the plein air painting experience.”
Since then Joe has participated in the Plein Air Easton, Forgotten Coast Plein Air and the Plein Air Convention as a faculty member. In 2013 he was awarded finalist in the Plein Air Salon Competition. He is also featured in The 100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic book.
Joe is a highly regarded instructor who has authored articles and lectured / demonstrated throughout the US at more than 140 major art institutions. He is the Resident Artist for Blick / Utrecht Art Materials as well as a member of the Salmagundi Club, International Society of Acrylic Painters, Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society and California Art Club. josephgyurcsak.com