Josh Thurman grew up in the East Bay. He is currently an Illustration major at the Academy of Art University, working towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Josh has always admired the work of old Illustration masters such as Rockwell and Leyendecker and more recently has turned his eye to caricature. Two years ago he fell in love with oil painting and decided to combine two passions to create hyper realistic caricature based oil paintings. As an artist he has strived to warp reality with his caricatures and he does just that. His goal is for people to be entertained by his caricatures as well as recognize the obvious ability he possesses within the technique in which he paints. Through his unique and realistic style, Josh aims to bridge the gap between caricature based painting and contemporary art while gaining recognition and notoriety through successfully accomplishing this.