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is an Artist working in the field of life, dreams and dimensional understanding. He captures this physical now to grow within what will be. The song will be sung and the story will continue along.  


Joseph Demaree

Photo by Trina Siverts inside Haleakala Crater on Maui Hawaii.

Joseph Demaree is a living artist. A unique perspective within this unique perspective. Creating as conceived, appreciating the perfection that is in every moment of light and dark.

To create a picture for the minds eye to swim in. 

The visions have always relayed their stories to Joseph's imagination. Do you hear the winds song, see the clouds tales, the push and pull move us to yet another act. This past, present and future conduct each and every element of Nowism. 

To play within the physical, non physical, timelessness. An Idiomism: A characteristic mode of expression in music or art. As words and time allow groups to establish a popularized perspective. What is the current state of Art? 

A naked understanding can be dressed up, as you please. 


Joseph Demaree grew up in San Jose, CA. He attended the San Francisco Academy of Art (1997-2003). Demaree would tour through the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand & Japan with many diverse musical projects, ultimately leading to a music and art show know as “The Unit Breed” (1998-2009). He relocated to Portland, OR in 2004. He moved to St. John USVI, moved back to Portland OR then traveled throughout Mexico. He moved back to San Jose, CA where he created “Welcome Back!”: a cable access TV show (2010-2011). He relocated to Encinitas, Ranchita & Oceanside, CA where he began painting En plein air for Art in the Pines at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve (2012). Demaree would float in and out of Portland & San Jose. During this time he recorded and released new music under his birth name and showed and toured with new works. Demaree moved to Maui Hawaii, Nov 2014. Joseph joined the Lahaina Arts Society where he showed and sold his artwork in the Courthouse Gallery, Jailhouse Gallery & Banyan Tree Art Fairs. He taught a kids art class in Wailuku HI for the Lahaina Arts Association and participated in many Artistic happenings around island. Demaree left Maui Aug 2016 and toured through England, Scotland & Greece creating a series of plein air oil paintings. He returned briefly to Hawaii to create a plein air oil painting on the Big Island before returning to the Bay Area, CA (Amador City & San Jose). Joseph moved back to Portland, OR. He continued to paint and play music as well as teach kids art for Portland Parks & Rec. Demaree left Portland to tour as a solo musician and paint plein air landscapes (May 9 - July 28 2018). The tour would take him through OR, WA, CA, AZ, UT, ID, HI. Demaree would settle in LA, Long Beach, San Jose and then Watsonville CA. He would paint two murals for the Santa Clara County Fair and teach an Art / Mural class for "At Risk Youth" in South San Francisco High for RWCPAF. Joesph would play live around the bay area with Paco on drums as Joseph Demaree & The Palace Of Fine Arts and finish recording his album "Release Me" (Dec 27 2019). Joe would leave the USA (Feb 2020). He would travel through Portugal and Spain painting two landscapes, landing in the Algarve region of Portugal staying in Albufeira and then living in Armação de Pêra. He would complete many new Surreal paintings, Seashell artworks and plein air landscapes. He would complete four albums and a comic book titled "Harvey Knoon #1" on his new comic company Escape Pod Comic Books. He would play music locally and paint many unique artworks for the local bar "The Water Dog". Joseph would show new Surreal paintings at The Parallax Art Fair London (Oct 2021) and participate at Comic Con Lisbon Portugal (Dec 2021). Joseph Demaree is now back in the USA! With a visit to Amsterdam he landed in Tempe AZ where he stayed with his childhood bestie Kevin Haight and then set off on a small tour back to his hometown of San Jose CA where he now resides. 

Joseph Demaree has shown his artwork at: Haze Dispensary San Jose CA, Algarve Art Show Guia PT, The Parallax Art Fair London 2021, The Fun House in San Jose CA, The Elegant Pub in San Jose CA, The Santa Clara County Fairgrounds 2019 County Fair in San Jose CA, The Works Members Exhibition at Works/San Jose CA, Janis of Santa Cruz CA, Kaleid Gallery in San Jose CA, Bodhi Dharma Gallery in San Jose CA, HARK! 13th Annual Holiday Show & Sale at Kaleid Gallery in San Jose CA, Benefit Art Auction Gala at Works San Jose CA Art and Performance Center, Society of Washington Artists Spring Art Show at The Water Resources Education Center in Vancouver WA, Panacea in Portland OR, Hamsterdamn Cafe in Portland OR, The Enchantment Show at Splendorporium in Portland OR, Wake The Sloth Cafe in Portland OR, The Portland Pancakes & Booze 2017 Art Show at The Hawthorne Theater in Portland OR, The Small Works Juried Exhibition in the Art Works Downtown 1337 Gallery in San Rafael, CA., Hawai’i National Parks 2016 Centennial Juried Exhibition presented by Maui Arts & Cultural Center at the Schaefer International Gallery on Maui Hawaii, Circle-A Skateboard Shop in San Jose CA, The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa on Maui Hawaii, The Mahalo Show for Lahaina Arts Association at Lahaina Arts Society's Courthouse Gallery on Maui HI, Maui Masters Invitational Show 2016 at the Maui Masters Gallery at the Outlets of Maui, The Lahaina Arts Society's Courthouse & Jailhouse Gallery on Maui HI, The Lahaina Arts Society's Banyan Tree Art Walk on Maui HI, The Tea Box in The Maui Mall in Kahului HI (Four original paintings have gone missing from this show), The Treehouse Gallery in Haiku HI, The Maui Swap Meet in Kahului HI, Handmade Market in Kihei HI, Juice 4 U Cafe in Cupertino CA, Nectar Cafe in Portland OR, Portland Integrated Health and Sports Medicine in Portland OR, Bula Kava House in Portland OR, Vita Cafe in Portland OR, Sisters Coffee in Portland OR, The Tin Shed in Portland OR, On The Corner Music in San Jose CA, The Uptown Nightclub in Oakland CA, The Waypost in Portland OR, Pannikin Coffee and Tea in Encinitas CA, Indigo Dragon Center for Health & Healing in Encinitas CA, Metro Newspaper in San Jose CA, South First Fridays Art Walk in San Jose CA, the Eighth Annual Leucadi ART Walk in Encinitas CA, the Spring Art Show in Carpenter Park in Cardiff CA, The 3rd Annual Art in the Pines Festival Open Air and Plein Air Gallery in Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve CA, The Hall of Champions Sports Museaum for the 2nd Annual Hammer Festival in San Diego CA, The Chocolate and Art Show in Hollywood CA, Tygers Den in Hollywood CA, Filter Cafe in San Diego CA, The Hallway at 31 Rausch St in San Francisco CA, The Peoples Yoga in Portland OR, Monochrome Gallery in Portland OR, Milepost5 in Portland OR, Salon De Paris in Portland OR, Red & Black Cafe in Portland OR, DO! Hair Salon in Portland OR, Last Thursday Alberta Street Art Walk in Portland OR, Happy Fish Sushi and Martini Bar in St John USVI, The Gingerbread House in San Jose CA, On The Corner Music is Campbell CA, The Pacific Art Collective in San Jose CA, Mendenhall Gallery at East Carolina University in Greensboro NC, The Gallery of Santa Clara in Santa Clara CA, ABCO Waterproofing Gallery in Oakland CA, Circle-A Gallery in San Jose CA, Hijinx Comics in San Jose CA, Faux Salon in Campbell CA, Radio Free Records in San Jose CA, Nothing Enterprises in San Jose CA, Cafe Matisse in San Jose CA, The Genesis Art Gallery in San Jose CA, The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose CA, The Willow Glen Library in San Jose CA and many one day shows throughout the United States, Canada & Japan.

Joseph has also played music in Radderar, Captain Nowhere, The Unit Breed, Kowloon, Aisles, The Pink Snowflakes, Burning White Churches, Sparkle Pony and the Fluffy Cloud, Emo Summer, Your Mother, Ringwurm, Happy About Everything, Zero My Hero, The Abominable Snowband, 1/2 Bastard, Lemming, Stag & Flying Dead Skin.



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