Welcome to Hambone Picklebottom’s Art Emporium with fantastic works by Artist Joe Bessette.

Joe  is a local Westfield Artist with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Educated as a painter, illustrator and designer, Joe’s current creative path focuses on whimsical themes which his children have named “Hambone Picklebottom”, a humorous and amusing mishmash of creatures and their desire to live a day in our shoes. His latest theme “Let Them Eat Cake” focuses on the simple celebration of noshing on the most wonderful of confections. Past themes have taken the viewer to another world with a “Space Opera”, motived exercise with “The Active Cow”, and given the alphabet a boost with “A-Z.” Oh yes, and then there’s also the still life work. “Shrimp” was drawn for his daughter who can’t eat enough of it. More can be seen throughout this website!

Joe is the owner and Creative Director of Get Set Marketing in Springfield, MA. His wife and children have been supportive in his creative endeavors, even though they haven’t seen the bills for his art supplies. Thanks for stopping by to check out the work!


All art is the property of Joe Bessette aka Hambone Picklebottom / Copyright 2024