Joe Mallender is a new, young aspiring self taught artist from London. His work varies from very controlled and detailed portraiture to an expressive use of colours and mediums. He has received interest from the start of his career, selling his personal work and an extensive amount of commissioned work from a wide range of clientele. Joe is constantly seeking new challenges and determined to find new fields to work in. His trademark style is capturing the sheer beauty of a subject through his understanding of light and shadows. This is created by the use of the medium of charcoal. He has also received a lot of recognition on his ability to capture movement, this is particularly represented through hair. Joe is currently studying BA Fashion illustration at London College of Fashion where he is experimenting and developing his style through a range different mediums.