Joseph Grice: Taking Flight

In August of 2022, Joseph Grice spent a week immersed in the Peterson collection as RTPI’s Artist-in-Residence. Joseph Grice: Taking Flight features works that Grice created based on his research of the Peterson collection, as well as his insights into Peterson’s work and career.

Joseph Grice is a wildlife illustrator currently working in Jamestown, NY. He earned his BFA from SUNY Fredonia in 2010, and has taught art at Infinity Visual & Performing Arts in Jamestown, and at Holt School of Fine Art in Charlotte, NC. He began painting watercolor birds as his primary subject matter in 2016, a tribute to his childhood where he grew up watching birds and spending time studying Roger Tory Peterson Field Guide books. He has since further developed his bird series and his appreciation for all wildlife. After relocating back to Jamestown in 2019, he developed his use of other media to include oil, gouache, and digital painting. His current work pushes his techniques and explores light and dark, limited color palettes, and movement. The common theme of this work is focused on nature and wildlife.

You can visit Joseph’s website here.