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Exploring Joshua Sylvia's Artistry: A Personal Connection

Updated: Oct 28, 2023

Joshua Sylvia creates artwork to produce and share something beautiful. He primarily identifies as a painter and doesn't consider himself a professional artist, but he aspires to make a living from his art in the future. Joshua typically maintains a disciplined approach to his work and doesn't lose track of time during creative sessions.

His creative process involves dedicating time to painting and focusing on his craft. What motivates and drives him are the reactions and feedback he receives from others. A significant turning point in his creative journey was the positive feedback he garnered for his work during high school. His future plans involve creating more paintings and expanding his online presence, with an upcoming website, while currently being active on Instagram.

How I Met Josh

In the vibrant world of art, connections are often formed in the most unexpected of places. In my case, I had the pleasure of meeting Joshua Sylvia in 2021, against the breathtaking backdrop of Hanauma Bay. From our very first encounter, a strong connection sparked between us, and it seemed like the conversation could have gone on forever, effortlessly transitioning from one engaging topic to another. This initial meeting laid the foundation for a lasting friendship, one that extended beyond mere acquaintanceship.

We have similar taste in music, movies and art...

The reason why Joshua Sylvia and I connect so well is because we share a multitude of common interests. Our shared passions span across various forms of art and entertainment. We bond over our mutual appreciation for similar music, movies, TV shows, and even our enthusiasm for comics. This shared enthusiasm for these cultural elements forms a solid foundation for our friendship, sparking animated conversations and fostering a deep sense of connection.

One of the remarkable qualities that make Joshua an excellent companion and a genuinely pleasant person to be around is his easygoing and laid-back demeanor. His chill attitude creates a welcoming and relaxed environment, making it effortless to spend time together and engage in meaningful discussions. This affable nature of his makes our interactions all the more enjoyable and strengthens the bond we share. It's a testament to the power of shared interests and positive personalities in forming meaningful connections.

“This is the real secret of life - to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play." Alan Watts

What do I think about his artwork?

I hold a deep appreciation for Joshua Sylvia's artwork. When I first encountered his pieces, I affectionately referred to him as "the skull guy," primarily due to his work's association with Artomat. Over time, as I delved deeper into his body of work, I became increasingly captivated by his artistry. What stands out most is the remarkable diversity and skill exhibited across his portfolio. His ability to transition seamlessly between various styles and mediums is a testament to his versatility as an artist.

In fact, I've been so impressed by his work that I've decided to adorn my own space with his creations. This decision not only signifies my admiration for his talent but also positions me as an eager customer, eagerly looking forward to adding his art to my collection. Joshua Sylvia's art has not only caught my eye but has also left a lasting impression, making me a devoted fan and a soon-to-be collector of his remarkable creations.

Art by Josh Sylvia


In closing, I consider myself fortunate to have crossed paths with Joshua Sylvia, not only as a peer but as a dear friend. Our connection goes far beyond the realm of art; it's a bond that allows me to reach out with any art-related question or seek honest feedback on my own work, knowing I'll receive valuable insights and support in return.

As I explore his diverse and skillful artwork, I can't help but believe that his creations would find a welcoming home here on Oahu. The island's vibrant art scene offers a myriad of opportunities, and I'm confident that with the right venue, his art could flourish even further. It's a topic that's well worth exploring in the future.

To catch a glimpse of Joshua Sylvia's captivating art, please take a moment to visit his Instagram There, you'll have the chance to immerse yourself in his inspiring portfolio, gaining a deeper understanding of the artistic brilliance that has forged our friendship and mutual admiration.

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.“ Socrates


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