Joyce uses the acrylic medium for her paintings. Her favored subjects are houses, particularly the old houses of Savannah and Charleston, garden scenes, flowers, landscapes and seascapes.
Joyce was born and raised in rural Tennessee, where she developed a love of and respect for nature. Her love for art began in early childhood when she was fascinated by the artwork of one of her aunts. This, along with her love of flowers, led to her desire to express the beauty of nature through painting. Joyce enjoys traveling and seeing beautiful old homes and gardens, which serve as an inspiration for her paintings.
While living in Virginia, Joyce studied with Robert Fuller, John Black and Richard Frisbee. Since moving to NC, she has studied with Neil Watson, and at NCSU, with Alice Erlich, Marty Baird and Mary Anne K. Jenkins.
Joyce’s desire is to evoke pleasant memories and bring to mind the joys of past experiences or travels. Her goals are to create beauty and bring pleasure to the viewer.
Her artwork is shown regularly in juried, solo and group shows, and she has received numerous awards. It has been displayed and sold in galleries in three states and is in private collections in several states from coast to coast and in Italy.
Affiliations: Fine Arts League of Cary; Miniature Art Society of Florida
Galleries: Auld Alliance Gallery, Nashville, TN