Joseph Stoddard is a partner at SKA Design (an environmental graphics design office) located in South Pasadena. He paints in the evenings and on weekends and lives in Pasadena.
He has produced paintings for a number of Pasadena events, including the Bungalow Heaven Annual Tour, the Colorado Street Bridge Party, the Pasadena Showcase House of Design, the California Art Club Artists for Architecture Painting Project, the Pasadena Symphony and the Pasadena Pops Orchestra. His work was recently featured in the latest issue of The Art of Watercolor, a French art magazine as well as Studios magazine, and Watercolor Artist magazine. His studio was featured in The Man Cave Book.
His work has also been on the covers of a variety of publications including Westways Magazine, Pasadena Magazine, a book series published by the Historical Society of Southern California, and the Lost and Found Series by Many Moons Press. In 2001 a book of his sketches entitled Pasadena Sketchbook was published. The second edition was published in October of 2008. A collection of sketches of the University of Redlands entitled Redlands Sketchbook was published in 2007. Walter Foster Publishing published Expressive Color, a painting instruction book, in August of 2008.
In 2012, Azusa Pacific University purchased a series of 10 original sketchbooks for their permanent collection, and a print of his painting of Maranatha High School was given to Laura Bush by the school. In 2013, he was invited to submit art for the Bright Side of the City art event Jyvaskyla, Finland. His painting of the Pasadena Train Station is in the permanent collection of the Pasadena Museum of History. He developed the theme paintings for the Pasadena Showcase House of Design for both 2012 and 2014. He is currently working on a sketchbook about Los Angeles.