I migrated to Jacksonville, June of 2013 and have established myself not just as an artist, but also an art instructor beginning 2014. I have been a lifelong artist, and an art educator since 1998. I manage my own private art school and studio, “Joyce’s Art School”, where I continue to paint, and teach art education to budding artists of all ages, in a personal tutorial style that students love. My lessons are based on the timeless foundations of art and design that are taught in schools and where I take over with individual teaching, and techniques. My school is continually growing where I live in Mandarin. As of February 2021, I’ll be adding a second location for classes at the ArtBox gallery in St. Augustine.
In creating my art, my subject matter varies as widely as my passions: from historical decorative designs to the realism of florals that I create in oil, acrylic, watercolor, color pencil, and graphite. I have an ongoing love for COLOR!
Imagination is the key to art. My work is imbued with the freedom of study and experimentation. I love to focus on creating images that are diverse but maintain elements of nature that breathe life into the art I create.
My mission is to encourage the ‘what’ and ‘why’ within the viewer, to guide them toward discovering the harmony and humanity that makes this planet so special.
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