wonderful part of painting is that you never stop learning and developing your eye.  I’ve come to enjoy and appreciate the process.  Often it is seeing clear value patterns of light and shade that will draw me to any subject.  Then I strive for a strong design and color harmony.  The changing mountain landscape, animals grazing, and flowers blooming are generally my subjects and inspiration.   Painting is a solitary, non-verbal expression that enriches my life and brings me joy.

Oil Painting and Fine Arts Collection

Joyce started painting in South Florida 30 years ago and moved with her husband to her native NC in 1999. She now resides in the mountians of Waynesville, NC  She has studied with renowned artists—both in watercolor and oils, and has won awards in both mediums.  Oils are now her medium of choice.  Many of her paintings are in corporate and private collections.  She also studied art at Broward College and Florida Atlantic University.  She has a Master’s Degree in Business from University of North Carolina.

She is a Signature Member of the Watercolor Society of N.C. and is past president of the Blue Ridge Watercolor Society.  Presently, she is teaching oil painting in her studio.  Her work is available through the Asheville Gallery of Art, Gallery 86 in Waynesville, N.C., exhibits, and commissions.