Joseph Alleman

Artist Statement

For artist Joseph Alleman, an important motive to paint lies in understanding his surroundings. “I’m visually compelled by various forms of shape, value, pattern, etc. Through the process of painting, I gain new and deeper insight into my subject and its surroundings as these elements combine and communicate.”  Residing in Northern Utah, Joseph finds a great deal of inspiration in the region’s land, towns, and people which make it unique. “There is a beauty within the everyday and ordinary that only painting can reveal. I’m drawn to these subjects in hopes of making and sharing such discoveries.”


Joseph Alleman was born 1975 in San Francisco, CA, and grew up in Salt Lake City, UT, where, at the age of 15, he began painting under Utah artist Harold Petersen. Joseph graduated in Fine Art from Utah State University. Many of the subjects of Joseph’s paintings are from Northern Utah’s Cache Valley where he currently resides with his family. He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society, and has received numerous honors and awards locally and nationally. His work has been featured in American Art Collector, The Artist’s Magazine, Art of the West, Watercolor Artist and Southwest Art Magazine.