Mill Creek Artists
Joe Slockbower has emerged as one of Southern California's premier wildlife and marine artists. He received his Bachelor of Fine Art Degree in sculpture from California State University, Long Beach. Joe began his career as a portrait artist, working for Knott's Berry Farm and Movieland wax Museum. Making the transition from drawing and painting to sculpture came naturally. He excels equally in both. Joe studied art in Europe and mastered the complicated "Lost Wax Process."
An artist must be able to express the inner dimension of what he creates so that a person viewing the finished work is moved to feel as the artist does. Joe has that ability. The dignity and beauty of the human figure and wildlife in its surrounding environment clearly reflects his understanding of the relationship between man and animal to the natural world.Joe's work can be seen throughout the United States, Europe and in private collections. His artwork is represented by several west coast galleries and has been shown in many exhibitions, including the prestigious Laguna Beach "Festival of the Arts and Pageant of the Masters."