Meet Joe G. Joe G is my brother. Although he doesn’t live in Tacoma, he is from Tacoma. I know he will move back to Tacoma, when he is ready. He currently lives in Brooklyn. He is an artist and has been since he was really young. Joe is very creative. My favorite thing he makes is birthday cards. They are awesome illustrations of whom ever is receiving the card. He made me one a few years ago. It was me floating on an inter tube, drinking a beer at our cabin. It was AWESOME. Hey Joe, if you are reading this – I expect a good one for my 30th birthday this year! ;). Any way learn more about my talented, kind hearted, and awesome brother below!
Name: Joe Gallagher
Why did you start perusing art?
I love painting so much. I have been making art collections and selling art for the past 5 years. It happened organically, I love it so much.
What is the most challenging part of becoming an artist?
Making connections with people that will help you succeed, making enough money to be financially secure, and networking with the right people.
What is the best part?
I get to do what I love every day. I get to meet all kinds of different people, that I wouldn’t normally meet.
Describe your style of art
Whimsical and imaginative – colorful characters with disproportionate features
Lets learn more about Joe
Describe yourself in 4 words
Kind, determined, passionate, creative
Are you an introvert or extrovert?
Are you from Tacoma?
Yes, but I am currently living in Brooklyn NY
Favorite Bar in Tacoma
Favorite restaurant in Tacoma
Any where that has seafood
What does your favorite outfit look like?
Scotch and Soda jacket, jeans, nikes, and my Joe G art hat
What does your sense of humor look like?
Do you have any hobbies besides art?
Watching sports, and eating snacks
What is your favorite holiday tradition?
The golden Turkey dance off at Thanksgiving
( After dinner every year at Thanks giving we have a dance competition. Who ever wins gets the Golden Turkey Trophy! Its so much fun – Maggie )
What is your favorite holiday Movie?
The Grinch ( Jim Carrey version)
If you could give back to Tacoma, what would you do?
I would love to create more art around the city. I would love to create murals in schools, and around the city. I would love to brighten up the city and promote art for young artists.
Tell me a story
The other day I went to an artists studio in dumbo. He took me to a theater, where they were having an award ceremony. It was for all the bad ass women in the Brooklyn community. The award ceremony highlighted some really awesome women, who are making a difference for the greater good. It was a great net working event. I met a lot of different artists and I ended up selling a painting to a bar tender.
Here is some of Joe’s art :
Joe G is probably one of the nicest people I know. Joe is also hard working and all around a good person! Joe G I love you! Check his art out and follow him on Instagram : J0eG
Until Next time,