Joel Masewich, a full-time artist for 35 years, recently moved to Nova Scotia after years in Salem, ON. Joel’s work is inspired by the nature experienced everyday, and on his frequent kayaking and hiking trips. His work is known for the rich layers and visual references to water and light, blurring the line between representational and abstract painting. His graphite markings, line and brush work, and his use of palette knives create the layers and sharp colour extremes in his works on paper and canvas. Joel is also known, and regularly commissioned, for large landscape works of acrylic, layered with stainless and powder coated steel and copper. His work is collected by both private collectors and major corporations and has been featured in exhibitions and galleries across North America.