Joe McMenamin is a painter and printmaker and the flowing organic patterns that ripple through his works have won him a following throughout New Zealand. Joe has a bachelor of media arts from the Waikato Institute of Technology. As a secondary school Art teacher for 14 years, Joe got lots of the ideas for his work through interactions with his students.
His students also experienced first-hand the different processes involved in his prints, drawings and paintings. From the start of 2017 Joe has finished teaching and is now a full time artist.