Joseph Bohler has been painting for more than 30 years. He has studied with such notables as Robert Lougheed and Richard Schmid. He is a life member of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, a founding member of the Northwest Rendezvous, a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the Watercolor USA Honor Society and the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society.
Bohler is featured in several books, including The Artistic Touch and The Artistic Touch II by Chris Unwins and Splash II and Splash IV by Rachel Rubin Wolf. He also is included in The Best of Flower Painting, The Best of Portrait Painting and Western Traditions: Contemporary Artists of the American West by Michael Duty.
He was commissioned by the late John Ritter and his brother, Tom, to paint a portrait of Tex Ritter, the famed actor, country singer and songwriter. The painting included Ritter’s horse, White Flash, and was unveiled in March 1994 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, during the Western Heritage Awards. He won the inaugural Donald Teague Memorial Award for works of art on paper at the 2013 Prix de West, and the Express Ranches Great American Cowboy Award for the best cowboy subject matter at the 2015 Prix de West. In 2018, Bohler won the Northwest Rendezvous President’s Award for Sandhill Cranes Rising.