Joe Packer

Joe Packer studied painting at The RCA. He is a Mentor for Turps Correspondence, and Offsite Hastings courses, and a tutor for Emily Ball at Seawhite. He was awarded The Contemporary British Painting Prize in 2018. He exhibits widely including work in The Towner collection. He is a committee member for Contemporary British Painting.

Joe is also teaching short courses at the West Dean London Bloomsbury campus. (Please see the link in the Short Courses toolbar on the website)

Describe your approach to teaching.
My approach to teaching is to encourage experimentation through painting and collage processes, using the forms and structures found in nature as a resource or springboard to construct artworks.

What inspires your own work?
My work could be considered invented landscapes with a psychological element. Paintings that may evoke the memory of a place whilst also possessing an internal visual language or inner life of their own. 

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