Joshua was born in Ceres, South Africa in 1967. He attended Michaelis Art School at the University of Cape Town where he was awarded The Michaelis Prize in his final year. He has exhibited his paintings, reduction woodcuts and linocuts widely in South Africa for the past 25 years and has lived solely from his income as a full-time artist.
Joshua attributes his interest in printmaking to watching his aunt, artist and art historian Elza Miles doing woodcuts when Joshua was a child and later, to Cecil Skotnes who taught him the technical aspects of the medium at Michaelis.
His inspiration comes from Japanese linocuts and the impressionists’ style of mark making and he is drawn to capturing how light moves over the landscape.
Joshua met and married his Scottish wife Angela more than 20 years ago and they have over the years lived and worked between South Africa and Scotland. They work together in the business of selling Joshua’s art.