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 is a frequent demonstrator and workshop teacher around Southern California.
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 been featured in 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 paintings have 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. He is currently working on a new book for Quarto Publishing entitled Portfolio: Expressive Painting, and pulling together a series of new paintings for the third edition of Pasadena Sketchbook.
In 2012, Azusa Pacific University purchased a series of original sketchbooks for their permanent collection. In 2013, a print of his painting of Maranatha High School was recently given to Laura Bush by the school. His painting of the Pasadena Train Station is in the permanent collection of the Pasadena Museum of History.