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Crescent Park, 2021
oil on canvas, 30x38 inches, $3800
Chick-A-Boom (Thanks, Tom), 2021
oil on canvas, 60 x 48 inches, sold
oil on panel, 24 x 24 inches, sold
oil on canvas, 48 x 72 inches, $6500
oil on canvas, 30 x 60 inches, $5000
Stumpy Hollow (Inks Lake), 2020
oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches, $4000
Round Trip, 2020
oil on canvas, 42 x 42 inches, $4600
Painted Nettle, 2018
oil on canvas, 60 x 72 inches, $6800
oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches, $3200
Black Lace, 2018
oil on panel, 24 x 24 inches, $2500
oil on paper, 30 x 23 inches unframed, $1800
oil on paper, 23 x 31.25 inches unframed, $1800
About the artist...
View Joyce's 2021 exhibtion walk-through and artist talk here.
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