“I try to achieve a balance of harmony between tonal values, design, color and mood that will visually evoke the emotions between the viewer and the painting. Watercolor, with its subtle and gentle effects is a perfect medium to achieve this.” – Joseph Zbukvic
Joseph Zbukvic was born in 1952 in Zagreb, Yugoslavia. His parents discouraged him from pursuing a career in art, thus he spent a brief amount of time studying language at a pedagogical university. However, when Zbukvic was 18, political instability forced him and his family to emigrate to Australia. He was able to pursue his creative interests and establish a successful painting career in Melbourne, where he lives today. Zbukvic has become a leading master in the medium of watercolor. His illustrious career is full of over 200 major awards as well as the honor of PleinAir Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement award. His success is due to his ability to transform any subject into visual poetic language. Covering an infinite variety of subjects, his sensitive, lyrical, and atmospheric paintings have captured people and galleries all around the world.
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