Frequently referred to by the media as ‘the floral artist of his generation’, Joseph Massie (26) is widely regarded as one of Europe’s top floral artists.
Whilst experiencing humbling international success, his achievements were proudly echoed on home soil, winning seventeen national & international competitions and awards, including five consecutive RHS Gold Medals – and four Best in Show awards – at the world renown RHS Chelsea Flower Show (‘09/’10/’11/’12/’13). Joseph is the youngest person ever to achieve this feat.
With a clutch of prestigious awards, Joseph turned his attentions to artistic endeavours working across ten countries, on a wide variety of art projects ranging from large scale public installations & events, to photo shoots, educational seminars and showcases. Joseph’s work has since been featured in many print articles and interviews including The Times, The Independent, The Daily Mail and his work commissioned by international brands including SKY, Universal Studios, ASDA and Value Retail.
A true highlight of Joseph’s career was the opportunity to volunteer at The White House, Washington DC, in November ‘12, to assist in the designing of the festive decorations, for which he received a kind note of thanks. This event concluded a six month period spent as Artist in Residence for a NYC institution in 2012.
In January 2013 Joseph returned to his hometown to found his own studio with a focus on the artistic and innovative expression of fresh flowers, plants and botanical materials.