Master Profile
Joe Weatherly

Traditional Animal Anatomy

Joe Weatherly is a Southern California based artist specializing in the drawing and painting of animals. His style is bold and vigorous capturing the essence and drama of the subjects he draws and paints. The attitude and expression of the animal’s character along with telling a visual story is what his work conveys. Conservation of the natural world is something Joe is very passionate about and hopes his work will motivate people to protect it and promote its survival.


 Joe is an associate member of the Society of Animal Artists, holds an M.F.A in Illustration from California State University Fullerton. He has also had one man Shows of his oil paintings at Ford Motor Company's Corporate Headquarters and California State University Fullerton. His drawings and paintings hang in private collections in Europe and North America. Click here to see his proffesional website.


Weatherly Guide to Drawing Animals

Animal Essence the Art of Joe Weatherly

The Joe Weatherly Sketchbook


Nickelodeon Animation

DreamWorks Feature Animation

Universal Studios

Art Center

Laguna College of Art and Design

The Academy of Art in San Francisco