© 2019 JOSHUA WATERHOUSE

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Born in Newcastle in 1989, Joshua is a hyperrealist artist living and working in London.

 

Joshua draws much of his inspiration from artists of the Northern Renaissance while producing work with a contemporary feel. He paints with oil on wood panel in a way that is highly meticulous, producing portraits with a heightened sense of realism. Though the face remains the focus of all his work, Joshua shows equal consideration to the environment of his sitter. Joshua tries to augment the narrative of a subject’s life through still life elements in the composition, in the manner of artists like Meredith Frampton, Vermeer, Holbein and others. The tradition of storytelling through still life plays an important role in his portraits. Joshua is as interested depicting the shine of polished metal, or the coarseness of a woven carpet, as he is in the lines etched into an individuals face.

After completing a Foundation in Art & Design at Edinburgh College of Art, Joshua studied Fine Art at the University of Aberystwyth, graduating in 2014 with a First Class Honours. Joshua also spent a year in Paris studying Art History at the Sorbonne (Paris IV)

Now working from his studio in East London, Joshua tries to balance his time between private commissions and independent projects