Joe Francis Dowden - Watercolour Artist

Renowned for his photorealistic renditions of water, Joe specialises in painting landscapes and seascapes in watercolour.
Joe Francis Dowden - Watercolour Artist

Joe Francis Dowden is a professional, British watercolour artists specialising in painting landscapes and seascapes in watercolour.

Joe gave up his building-site labouring job at the age of twenty-three to become a professional watercolour painter and part-time window cleaner.

Working as a window cleaner gives Joe the freedom to scout out beautiful views amongst the lowland woods and streams of the Weald of Southern England.

Painting water and marine subjects

Joe loves painting water and marine subjects and his pictures are full of texture and detail. He has sold out at numerous one-man shows and exhibited throughout Britain. His works are in collections in the USA, Australia and the Far East.

When not painting and cleaning windows, Joe enjoys restoring classic motorcycles and working as a volunteer on steam railways.

Joe Dowden artist exhibitions

Joe has exhibited his watercolour paintings at the Singer & Friedlander Sunday Times Exhibition, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, Laing Art Exhibition, Chichester Open, Barings ING – Platform 100, World of Drawings and Watercolours, British Modern Masters, Royal Society of Marine Artists.

Joe Francis Dowden In The Studio

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Joe’s publications

Joe stages one man shows at Albury and in southern UK and is the author of several successful watercolour books published by David & Charles, Sterling Publishing, Search Press, and also several watercolour DVD’s published by Teaching Arts and Pulsar Productions. Joe has written numerous magazine articles, and many of his publications are distributed worldwide.

TV presenter

As well as being a Panel Member of the SAA, Joe is also a highly regarded TV presenter, and is also featured on the Artists Network TV channel , and gives watercolour painting demonstrations and presentations at many art seminars throughout the year. A full list of joe’s watercolour demonstrations, watercolour painting courses and events can be found in the list of links below, as well as a link to his free watercolour tutorials.

Joe Francis Dowden original watercolour paintings

There are many more original Joe Francis Dowden watercolour landscape paintings on his website here>

Connect with Joe on the internet

Joe has a collection of websites and social media accounts, use the following links to connect with him and follow his magnificent work:

My Joe Francis Dowden Watercolour Projects

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Joe Francis Dowden watercolour painting books

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My watercolour book library here>

Joe Francis Dowden watercolour painting DVD’s

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My watercolour DVD library here>

Extract from Joe’s DVD – Ready to Paint Venice in Watercolour

Check out other inspiring watercolour demo videos on this Joe Francis Dowden YouTube search here>

About Ian

Watercolour and pencil artist, passionate about drawing and painting the world around me in watercolour, and using social media to share my story. Join in and take part in my journey by using the links below.