Fox at the Fair

Hey, wouldn’t you agree that fair season is the best season?! Time for double snackies!

Watercolor and colored pencil Illustration. Commissioned gift.

Noho by JoeJoe

Watercolor and colored pencil. Commissioned wedding gift.

Orange Lily

Acrylic on Canvas


Acrylic on Canvas

Flamingo Beach

Watercolor, Colored Pencil

The Search For Hockey

Watercolor, Colored Pencil

Ballet Butterfly

Watercolor, colored pencil

Whales Have Birthdays Too

Whales have birthdays too. Let’s celebrate.


Those darn dogs at the park are at it again.
For you Makayla!

Lobster on a Bicycle

Happy birthday to my niece Katelyn who turned 8 and requested a Lobster riding a bike!

Shell 2

Can you hear it?

Rock Crab

Jammin’ on the bass guitar playing his favorite Rock.

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 on Worthington Street in Springfield. 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!