, a native of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, has spent his
life enjoying the Upper Peninsula's great outdoors - both as an artist and a sportsman.Born in 1972, he alternates his time between the Sault and Lake Superior's southern shore at his family cottage, where he was first introduced to the wilderness of the Upper Peninsula while fishing and hunting with his dad.His
respect and appreciation for U.P. wildlife along with his
natural talent for drawing have proven to be a perfect match. Joel
specializes in detailed pen & ink drawings using the stippling technique.
...Joel studied art and biology at Albion College prior to graduating with a teaching degree from Lake Superior State University in 1997.He currently teaches biology and physiology at Sault Area High School in Sault Ste. Marie.
When not teaching students about the amazing living world around them, he
spends most of his
time illustrating it.
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