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oil on canvas, 40 x 40 inches, $4400
Valley Spring, 2020
oil on canvas, 48x72 inches, $6500
Stumpy Hollow (Inks Lake), 2020
oil on canvas, 36x36 inches, $4000
Round Trip, 2020
oil on canvas, 42x42 inches, $4600
Railroad Lane, 2020
oil on canvas, 24x24 inches, $2800
North Country, 2020
oil on canvas, 60x48 inches, $6000
Leo's Loop, 2020
oil on canvas, 48x60 inches, $6000
Devil's Backbone, 2020
oil on canvas, 48x48 inches, $5200
Painted Nettle, 2018
oil on canvas, 60x72 inches, $6800
oil on canvas, 60x48 inches, $5600
Bear Grass, 2018
oil on canvas, 72x60 inches, $6800
oil on canvas, 30x30 inches, $3200
oil on canvas, 48x48 inches, $4400
oil on canvas, 60x72 inches, $5500
Black Lace, 2018
oil on panel, 24x24 inches, $2500
Turkish Delight No. 6, 2016
oil on board, 24x24 inches, $2200
Bigger Than Me, 2018
oil on paper, 30x22 inches unframed, $1800
oil on paper, 30x23 inches unframed, $1800
Call Me Al, 2018
oil on paper, 30x22 inches unframed, sold
oil on paper, 22x30 inches, 26.5x34 inches framed, $2500
oil on paper, 23x31.25 inches, 27.75x34.75 inches framed, $2500
About the artist...
View Joyce's 2020 exhibtion walk-through and artist talk here.
Read "When the Work Stopped", a blog post by Joyce written a few weeks after the Covid pandemic put a halt to our lives and her planned 2020 show.
Read Joyce's studio visit and interview in aether magazine here.
The worst thing I can do when I approach a blank canvas is think about the outcome. I’m an instinctive, reactive painter. The best painting experiences happen when there is communication between my hand and the canvas and the canvas leads the way. One mark determines the next, one color determines the next.
Artists are always asked for the origin of their motivation and I think that’s a trick question. Travel definitely recharges me and that’s the time I use my camera to examine, reinforce and refill my visual well. The photos I like best are those of closeups of minutia - and the ones I spend the most time with are photos of plants. From a distance, a leaf will appear green, a flower appears to be yellow, but when examined closely nature reveals that her colors are intricately woven to create an illusion of a particular color. It’s an exquisite tapestry that changes with the time of day, the season, wind, humidity, etc. That concept has held my attention for years and it never gets old. My painting style is inherited from the abstract expressionists. However, I owe a debt of gratitude to painters like Henriette Wyeth and Helen Frankenthaler among many others. Their use of color and their softness of hand has been whispering in my ear.
Joyce graduated from the University of Tulsa with a B.S., Business Administration; B.A. from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Fine Art; and Texas Tech University with a Master of Fine Art.
Visit artist's website - www.joycehowell.net