“Echoes” is a collection of oil portraits by Vancouver Island artist Joe Enns. Stuck at home during the pandemic and seeing only masked faces in public, Joe decided to surround himself with faces in a creative way. The inspiration for each face comes from an app called “Museum by Sktchy” where people from around the world upload source photos and artists draw or paint them as an online community. The process allowed Joe to improve his portraiture skills while connecting with others in the middle of an otherwise isolating time.

Joe’s Bio

Joe Enns is an oil painter, writer, and fisheries biologist on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Joe is self-taught as an oil painter (YouTube tutorials and magazines), and his subjects range from portraits and figures to wildlife and landscapes. He is inspired by impressionism and disruptive realism and strives to emulate these aspects in his own work with loose and messy brush strokes.

Joe’s paintings are currently showing at Attractive Distraction Framing & Gallery in White Rock, BC. His works have previously appeared in several shows and galleries throughout the Fraser Valley and the Okanagan.