Joe was born in London in 1936 and has always lived there. He studied at the city & Guilds School, Kensington, the Sir John Cass School and Croydon School of Art where he spent a year specialising in print making.

He has exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of Print Etcher regularly since 1966. His numerous one man shows include two at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, and one at Studio18, Jersey. His work is distributed world-wide.