A late bloomer, Jöel Martimbeault only took up painting more seriously in his forties, visual arts seeming like the next step for someone who had always delved in creative and visual disciplines: graphic arts, woodworking and interior design. For the most part Joel is a self-taught artist, initially experimenting with color and texture with abstract landscapes. Moving into portraiture, he continued working with similar textures and bold colors. As Joel began this foray into portraits he also completed a certification as a life coach. This had a huge influence on how he approached painting from that point on. Bringing these 2 passions together influenced him to make the emotion the true subject of his work.