"No one can draw a straight line; an artist just knows how to make the crooked lines beautiful."
Joel Elliott Mooneyhan was born and raised in Georgia, the second son of a second son and the youngest child of an only child. His dad's dad worked in a paper mill and his mom's dad was a painter, so it was almost inevitable that Joel would love to work with his hands. Ever since he was a kid, he has drawn pictures, built things, and written stories. He was fortunate enough to grow up in a family that values and encourages that sort of creative expression, so he stuck with it.
In 2006, Joel received his Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art from Reinhardt College in Waleska, Georgia. While he was there he studied drawing and pinhole photography. He also developed a unique style of assemblage, influenced by the rustic nature of his grandfather's work and a love of history that runs deep in his blood.
After college, Joel went on to pursue a Master's Degree in Divinity, graduating in 2013 from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. His life has been an ongoing pursuit of his call to ministry, seeking ways to express his faith through his art and to bring life to the stories that have shaped his own life as he has grown.
In addition to an unyielding love of visual art, Joel also plays guitar and writes music, and on rare occasion can be seen performing original songs when time and circumstances permit.
Currently, Joel designs artwork and occasionally preaches at Christian Church Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia. To see his online portfolio, visit www.wyeuca.com and to read his theological ramblings, check out joelelliottmooneyhan.com.
Those interested in commissioning an original piece of Joel's artwork can send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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