Meet Our Latest Artist-In-Residence

Artist’s Name

Joseph Palmoutsos

What is your job title?

Retired Control Operator

Where can we find your work?

Facebook: Cup of Joe Art Studio

Where did you grow up?

I traveled on ships for the first 4 years of my life, then I lived in Europe, South America, New York, and now California.

What did you think you wanted to be when you were in HS?

A Cartoonist

What did you study in college?

I studied Fine Arts

How did you get connected to ToolBox LA and why were you interested in enhancing the space?

Luther Gerlach was impressed with some Sculptures of mine, in an art exhibit.

Josephs current ToolBox LA project in the works

When did you discover you had an artistic talent?

I started the first 5 years of my life on Greek Merchant Ships

What piece of work are you most proud of? 

My World Traveler piece is a 3-dimensional Portrait of my father. The head is a globe, and he is smoking a cigarette(Lucky Strikes) He is wearing a vest and a beret.

World Traveler, 3-dimensional Portrait of Joseph’s father

What will you conquer next in your artistic journey? What do you want to learn or try or accomplish?

I am working on a 3D Grizzly Bear, he will be made using entirely recycled material, like many of my sculptures. Next, I would like to perfect mold making and casting.

When you aren’t  working on your art, how do you spend your time?

I like playing in a drumming circle, and I’m writing a movie, but mostly like teaching my Grandchildren Art.

Best place(s) you’ve ever traveled to?

Greece, Puerto Vallarta, Brazil, Jamaica, Hawaii

How would your mother describe your personality?

A loving Caring Father

What’s your favorite get sh*t done quote?

No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.