For the third year in a row, retired Menlo-Atherton High School English teacher, Joseph Fuchs, will be exhibiting his paintings at Cafe Zoë in Menlo Park. This year’s show runs from Dec. 1, 2015 to Jan. 2, 2016. There will be a reception for the artist on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. The Cafe is located at 1929 Menalto Ave.
Twelve paintings will be shown of which two or three are several years old; the rest have been painted this year. Also for sale are over 100 pen/pencil drawings of on many topics.
In September, 2015, Joseph spent eight days walking the six sections [“Sestieri”] of Venice and took over 200 usable photographs. Emails wife Jane: “His style of painting has changed. His line now is more delineated and his palette is more varied. A comparison of the more recent paintings with the older ones shows this change, not of quality but of technique.”
Adds Joseph: “I admire both Bonnard and Morandi. Their techniques have subtly influenced my painting style.”
Besides Venice, the teacher turned artist is also painting landscapes of Turkey, Tuscany and California.
Joseph’s artwork can be viewed online and former students (or their appreciative parents) can contact him at jajofuchs[at]gmail.com.
Photo by Joseph Fuchs taken at Cafe Zoë in 2013 by Linda Hubbard (c) 2013