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Joe Maracic

Joe Maracic

New York / Croatia

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Early inspiration for the paintings of Joe Maracic evolved from spending the summers of his youth, with his parents in their beloved native Croatia. He remembers his summers in Croatia as good times, and his work reflects the beauty of his parent's homeland. Summers along the Adriatic Sea and the local islands of KRK and Losinj served as a rich source of reference material and inspiration for many of Joe's early works. The rocky Adriatic coast, its islands and local scenes continue to inspire him today.

Early on, Joe's love of art was apparent. An only child, at age four his mother gave him a set of crayons and his art career was born. Initially, he started by drawing Garfield but moved on to other subjects, particularly scenes from Croatia. Joe packed his briefcase of sketching materials and took it everywhere with him as a child; including family weddings and functions. With sketchbook in hand, he sketched and drew from life everything, anything, and everywhere he went. By age seven, he began taking classes at the Roslyn School of Painting, studying under the accomplished portrait painter, Charles Pasqualina. At age fifteen, he was accepted into Parsons Summer Studies Program in New York City. Joe studied at the School of Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts completing his studies in 1998.

Joe's style of painting is a combination of both impressionism and realism. His work reflects painterly attention to light, color and mood. Monet and Mihanovic are artists that inspire him. He pays particular attention to the color of sea and sky in his marine paintings. Joe's Croatia Series, captures the essence of light and color found on the Adriatic Sea.

The artwork of Joe Maracic has been in numerous one man and group shows. His paintings have been displayed in the Croatian Consulate's office in New York. His original paintings and limited edition prints are proudly displayed in private and corporate collections.

 

Chasing Venice by Joe Maracic

 

Zeljko's Parking Lot by Joe Maracic

 

Kornic by Joe Maracic

 

deGrom by Joe Maracic

 

Valentina by Joe Maracic

 

Neighbors by Joe Maracic

 

Two Boats by Joe Maracic

 

Baska by Joe Maracic

 

Wandering Donkey by Joe Maracic

 

Master's Boat by Joe Maracic

 

Farewell Captain by Joe Maracic

 

Zadar by Joe Maracic

 

LT by Joe Maracic

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Cow and Car by Joe Maracic

 

North Shore by Joe Maracic

 

Armonk by Joe Maracic

 

Martinscica by Joe Maracic

 

Triborough Bridge by Joe Maracic

 

Blue Orchid by Joe Maracic

 

Pals by Joe Maracic

 

House in Kornic by Joe Maracic

 

Autumn by Joe Maracic

 

Bonaca by Joe Maracic

 

Olive Tree by Joe Maracic

 

Lubenice by Joe Maracic

 

Waiting by Joe Maracic

 

Donkey and Olive Tree by Joe Maracic

 

Rose by Joe Maracic

 

Unije by Joe Maracic

 

Croatian Retreat by Joe Maracic

 

Carl Banks by Joe Maracic

 

Sunset by Joe Maracic

 

Pink Lotus by Joe Maracic

 

Main Street Vrbnik by Joe Maracic

 

Going Home by Joe Maracic

 

Patti's house by Joe Maracic

 

Small House In Kornic by Joe Maracic

 

Blue Kate by Joe Maracic

 

Orchid by Joe Maracic

 

Stivan by Joe Maracic

 

Donkey by Joe Maracic

 

Cikat Losinj by Joe Maracic

 

Boat and Dock by Joe Maracic

 

Adriana by Joe Maracic

 

Mariano Rivera by Joe Maracic

 

Zagreb Night by Joe Maracic

 

Mickey by Joe Maracic

 

Red Beacon by Joe Maracic