Joseph Paquet
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New Work

A Gentle Indifference 24 x 30 $13,500
A Gentle Indifference    24" x 30"    $13,500
After a wonderful but intense workshop on Madeline Island two days working alone in the forest was exactly what I needed. As a silent visitor I found the woods slowly envelop me. At the same time a wonderful line by Albert Camus from his book The Fall kept repeating in my head, he wrote,
"I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world."

That's exactly what I felt; Nature has no ego, tolerates us and is gently indifferent to our existence.

2014 Workshops

Just Added!

New York 5-Day Plein Air Workshop
Stone Barns Center, Pocantico Hills, NY
& Metropolitan Museum of Art

Monday, October 13th - Friday, October 17th

I am thrilled to be teaching this workshop. the Stone Barns Center is a great location less than an hour from Manhattan offering plenty of variety and an opportunity to study fall color with the prismatic palette.

Day 1 Will begin with an in-depth lecture on the prismatic palette and be followed by an afternoon Demonstration.


Days 2-4 Students will be working in the field - plan on working on 2 paintings per day. It is my practice to get around for frequent critiques so you will get plenty of help.


Day 5 Metropolitan Museum of Art - I can't imagine a better way to end a week of outdoor painting than with a survey of the worlds greatest art. History, craft and anecdote will be discussed as we all get our minds blown by what is possible in the pursuit of art.


All Levels Welcome (Humility Required)


 More details here.

Chatham Creative Arts Center
4-Day Plein Air Workshop

Tuesday, September 23rd - Friday, September 26th

Only 2 spots left!

Morning, Outer Cape 8x12 $3,000
Morning, Outer Cape    8" x 12"    $3,000
It's hard to beat painting in the land of Edward Hopper in September.
The light is glorious and the crowds are gone, a real taste of New England.
Cost $695

Note to students: Teaching is tailored to your level so all levels are welcome. My only requirement is that you enter the class humble to nature and open to new information.

 More details here.

2015 Workshops

2015 Catalina Island 5-Day Workshop

Monday, January 19th - Friday, January 23rd

Catalina Island, CA
Cost: $850
Monday, January 19th - Friday, January 23rd, 2015

This is truly the ideal destination workshop in the month of January.
Catalina Island offers an amazing array of subjects with ease of access. During this five-day workshop we will delve into the prismatic palette and how to capture the unique qualities of each day on canvas.
All levels are welcome.

You will be given a great deal of individual attention tailored to your level.
See you on the sand.

Click here for details.

2015 Madeline Island, WI
Madeline Island School of the Arts
5-Day Plein Air Workshop

Monday, July 6th - Friday, July 10th

Old Farm, Madeline Island 8 x 12 $3,000
Old Farm, Madeline Island    8" x 12"    $3,000
My first experience teaching  at MISA was simply wonderful; there was plenty to paint and the accommodations and hospitality provided by the school and staff was top-notch.

I'm looking forward to returning to this lovely island again next summer, I hope you can join me.
A special thanks to Charles, Jenna and the entire staff for elevating the experience.

Click here to learn more.

2014 Fall Studio Classes

Thursday Night Studio Class is FULL
3 spots left for Wednesday Figure Drawing Class

Feed Station in Autumn  24x30 - $13,000
Feed Station in Autumn   24" x 30"    $13,000

This Fall will mark the beginning of my 19th year teaching in Minnesota.
A special thanks to Pat & Jeff Jerde of the Minnesota River School who offered me a beginning all those years ago with a teaching position and a place to stay to get my start.
I have had the good fortune to not only work with but actually train many of you who are out there doing fine work and feeding your soul. It's the best job I've ever had.

Please note: Last semester I had a waiting list for the classes, so please do not wait to register - it's first-come, first-serve.

Click for Class information & Registration 

Catalina Island "Wild Side" Art Show Newport Harbor Yacht Club

Opening: Sunday, October 26th 1:30 - 5:00 PM

Final Days, Eagles Nest  18x24  $8,900
Final Days, Eagle's Nest    18" x 24"    $8,900
Hosted by the Catalina Island Conservancy this event showcases the talents of some of the countries finest outdoor painters and is a must see.

For more information, contact the Catalina Island Conservancy


Sprinkler and Spring Greens - 12x20 - $4,900
Sprinkler and Spring Greens     12" x 20"    $4,900
To purchase paintings directly from Joe
Just call (651) 485-5807 or email to discuss details and options.

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