artistic traits are a family affair. Her mother painted landscapes in oil,
her husband enjoys oils and hand drafting, her son excels in pen and ink
drawing, and her youngest daughter does stained glass work. Since very
early childhood, she has loved to draw. Joyce became more active in art
when her friend, Jacque Kaiser, invited her to join the Monday watermedia
painting group at the Art Box Studio. She then studied drawing with Sylvia
This pursuit keeps growing strong.
Some of the many avenues of
has tried are oil painting, pottery, and porcelain doll making. She
rejected oils some time ago determining that it wasn’t for her. Although
she loved working with clay, she found that using the potter’s wheel to
throw the pots was just too hard on her shoulder. The doll making became
her main focus, that is, until she discovered a shelf of undressed dolls in
her possession that had the most beautifully painted faces!
Given this magical inspiration, Joyce found herself drawn to the subject
matter she most strongly enjoys ---- painting people and portraits.
continues her love of portraiture with dedication and determination.
She enjoys perfecting
her watercolor techniques and especially likes the feeling of losing herself
in time while she paints.
Joyce admires the work of Don
and has taken the opportunity to study with him. She continues to develop
her art and has taken workshops with: Milford Zornes,
and Carla O’Conner.
Joyce participates in several
art shows in the area, including the Claremont Art Walk, The Art Box Studio,
and has work hanging at the Bamboo Leaf Day Spa in Upland. She also serves
on the Associated Artists Board of Directors and was the show chairman for
the 2003 Association Artists’ Annual Show and