Joseph's acrylic painting began in 2012 when he took a course in color and acrylic painting from Fr. Michael F. Tunney, S.J., Ph.D., a professor of art at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. Joseph seemed to take to it immediately, even successfully submitting a painting to the college's art publication, Quadrangle. He also works in pastels, watercolors, and palette acrylics.
In the last few years, Joseph was blessed to be encouraged and mentored by Fr. Oscar Magnan, S.J., Ph.D. of St. Peter's University in Jersey City, NJ.