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Joe McManis

I paint with acrylic on canvas, primarily with a palette knife applying thick layers of paint in vibrant colors. To purchase a painting or to schedule a studio visit, please contact me at

Impressions of the Natural World

The paintings in this new series emerge from the intersection of abstraction and contemporary interpretations of the natural world. With vibrant colors and dynamic compositions, I strive to capture the essence of landscapes in ways that transcend traditional representation.

Ultimately, my art is an invitation to journey beyond the confines of the canvas, to explore the boundless possibilities of our natural world, and to celebrate the beauty and wonder that surrounds us, even in the most unexpected places.

Rocky Mountain Wildlife

The paintings in this series are abstract depictions of Rocky Mountain wildlife. The tactile quality of my work draws in the viewer and confronts them with a close encounter with an elusive and sometimes dangerous animal. They capture the essence of the of the animal’s primal nature interpreted in a modern style.


Highlands Art Festival  | Denver
June 8 & 9, 2024

Broadmoor Traditions Fine Art Festival
Colorado Springs
July 6 & 7, 2024

Art in the Park – Steamboat Springs
July 13 & 14, 2024

Evergreen Summerfest
July 20 & 21, 2024

Cheesman Park Art Festival | Denver
July 27 & 28, 2024

Commonwheel Artists Labor Day Art FestivalManitou Springs
August 31 – September 2, 2024

Durango Autumn Arts FestivalDurango, CO
September 21 & 22, 2024


January 12-14 | Denver Convention Center

January 1 – 31

August 18 – 20 | Lionshead Village 

July 22 & 23 | Colorado Springs

July 29 & 30 | Evergreen

June 10 & 11 | 105 Fillmore Street Denver

July 8 & 9

Fort Collins Art Festival

August 5 & 6 | Downtown Fort Collins