Joseph Yonke Art

This guy!

Some of you may remember my grandson Joseph as I’ve written about him here in the past. Some of you have met him in person. For those of you who don’t know him, he and I have been working at art together since he was little. He pursues his art while going to Penn State as a full-time student in the School of Communications, where he takes on a lot of extracurricular responsibilities. He has managed to accomplish a lot over the past year with his art, and we could not be prouder of him.

In October, he organized a successful solo art exhibition. And, at Penn State, he was recently featured in the Daily Collegian.

Finally, while doing all of that, he put together this web site.

I hope you enjoy his work as much as I do.

Look What Was in the Time Capsule

I’ve been a member of the Deep Creek Lake Yacht Club at Turkey Neck for a long time. Twenty-one years ago, a group of members gathered up items and stored them away in a time capsule to open in 2020. After the pandemic delayed the opening by a year, the Club finally cracked it open in August. Much to my surprise, a small piece of my art was inside the capsule. Below is a display they made with some of the items, where you’ll see the small work of art alongside a closer look at the image.

Sunset View

If you’ve talked to me about my work or have asked me to paint a specific scene, you might know that I do not work fast when painting from photographs or particular ideas that are not my own. The Queen Bee has been wanting me to paint a photo that she took at sunset for a few summers now. I finally got around to it here in this 48″x24″ work on canvas, Sunset View.  

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who stopped out during the Garrett County Arts Council Artist Studio Tour! It was great to open the studio up again to the public. Whether you came to browse or purchase art, it was great to see you all.
We sold work that hadn’t even made it to the website yet, which is always a good thing. Below is By the Mark, which found its way to a new home.

By the Mark
Original Watercolor/Mixed Media on Canvas