Early PaintingsThe Art of Joel Fletcher

Here are some metaphysical visions from my mind's eye, translated into paintings on canvas. These imaginative pieces were created quite some time ago, before I began focusing mainly on animation as my creative outlet. Most of them were painted in acrylic, and they range in size from 36 x 50 inches to 12 x 12 inches. Click on any image to enlarge.

  • A large mass of humanity is tricked by Satan.

    The Road to Death, detail from TWO ROADS

  • The narrow road to paradise.

    The Road to Life, detail from TWO ROADS

  • Matthew 7:13 Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.

    TWO ROADS, 1980, 31 x 20 inches

  • Tortured elephant god in mysterious room.

    COSMIC TRAGEDY, 1978, 12 x 19 inches

  • Man and woman ride a flying serpent. Illustration for A Voyage to Arcturus.

    IFDAWN, 1975, 36 x 50 inches

  • Maskull and Oceaxe from A Voyage to Arcturus.

    Detail from IFDAWN, 1975

  • Mountain landscape with Ibex and other animals.

    Ibex, detail from ONE WITH NATURE, 1978

  • Man and woman meditaors merging with the landscape.

    Meditators, detail from ONE WITH NATURE, 1978

  • Mysterious mountain landscape.

    MISTY MOUNTAINS, 1982, 24 x 24 inches

  • Visionary symbolic painting of Mother Earth.

    EARTH MOTHER, 1989, 18 x 24 inches

  • A couple imagine a band of fox musicians.

    MUSICAL MIRAGE, 1979, 12 x 12 inches

  • Exotic Indian goddess with hookah.

    SATIVA, 1976, 36 x 50 inches

Articles about my process can also be found on my dedicated painting site!