© 2019 by Josh Levin

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About

Josh was born in Poughkeepsie NY. He went to The Poughkeepsie Day School, The Millbrook School, Brandies University, The School of Dental Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania and NY University School of Orthodontics. He Practiced on The Upper West Side of NY. Upon moving to California, Josh became a writer on award shows, a writer, a producer of events and a home flipper. He comes from an artistic family. His mother was a member of the Barrett House in Poughkeepsie, NY and a member of The Summer Group in the Hudson Valley. Josh’s Dad was an Orthodontist and a Viola player. In the late 1990s Josh began his art journey at The Beverly Hills Adult Education Center where he studied figure sculpting. His background in Dentistry lead him to 3 dimensional art form. From there he moved on to The Brentwood Art Center in Santa Monica. Upon moving to The Coachella Valley, Josh studied at Jayne Behman’s Art Center. This is where Josh expanded from figure sculpting to watercolor. His watercolors were mostly inspired by high fashion photographs of celebrities and models. This is where his love of bold, bright, joyous colors was born. Josh moved to NYC for 4 years and studied at The 92nd street Y. When Josh returned to the Coachella Valley he took one class with celebrated mosaic artist Jennifer Johnson. There he created a unique style in just his first piece. Josh added a relief style dimension to his mosaics which is rarely seen in the medium. His pieces are raised with dimension and movement created by adding depth and contrast. He has attended open studio at Venus Arts and Create Center for the Arts in Palm Desert. Josh has been part of a coop of Artists in Palm Springs. He has had pieces in shows at the 92nd Street Y in NYC. He had a gallery show at Create Center for the Arts and he has been part of community shows in Palm Desert CA. He has had a few private shows in Palm Springs and NYC. He is a member of the Palm Springs Artists Council.

His piece "Amalfi Villa" was part of the juried show at The Galen Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Desert Gallery in Nov. 2019

He has sold figure sculptures, watercolor paintings and stained glass mosaics.

Josh’s focus now is on mosaics. He uses stained glass, Smalti, ceramic tile, glass, and other natural materials to create depth and texture. His works are generally 18 by 24 to 30 inches. They are framed in raised box frames. Some are encased in Plexiglass.

Josh has made The Coachella Valley his permanent home. It is a great place to live and create. 

Here are some examples of Josh’s watercolors and sculptures.