Thomas Joseph’s exhibition includes a series of oils on paper that capture the same view from the old church at Upper Cape, which is identified in his titles by its longitude and latitude. It is a low grassy shore with long views across the Northumberland Strait to the Amherst shore and Nova Scotia. To some, the situation would seem unremarkable for lack of elevation or drama; but Thomas Joseph finds atmosphere, colour and graphic interest in the land and sea and the changing weather. Joseph spent part of his youth in Japan and the influence of Asian mark making with the brush is very evident. Thomas Joseph attended the University of Colorado for a Bachelors Degree in painting and English, and the University of Southern Illinois for a Master of Fine Arts Degree in painting and art history. He currently works out of studios on a farm in Illinois and on the Eastern Coast of Canada.