Canadian artist Joel Sinclair was born in 1970 in Edmonton, Alberta. Growing up on an acreage in the country gave him a deep love of nature and from an early age Joel interacted deeply with the natural environment around him. Through the influence of his father, Robert Sinclair, he was also immersed in the art world and exposed to many aspects of creative expression.
In 1992, Joel attended The Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Alberta. With a major in Visual Communications, he left college and started a very successful web design firm. But after 12 years of melding left and right-brain, Joel made the decision to step away from the world of computers and immersed himself 100% into his creativity and spirituality.
Today, Joel is an award winning professional Canadian watercolour artist whose paintings are recognized for their spirit, intensity of colour and dramatic sense of energy. He is represented commercially in Edmonton, Banff and Calgary, Alberta and shows his work across Canada and internationally. He’s also an elected member of both the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour and the Society of Canadian Artists, and a juried member of the Alberta Society of Artists.
Well versed in many modes of creative expression, his primary medium of choice is watercolour as he feels it mirrors our own existence in the world, requiring one to surrender to the moment.
Currently, Joel works plein air well as out of his studio, which is located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.