Joyce’s love of art and creative endeavors has existed since childhood and her room was always filled with ongoing projects. That enthusiasm has stayed with her and has translated to oil painting in her studio and working part time as an interior design consultant.

She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Art and a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts. For 33 years she taught Kindergarten through 8th grade including art, drama, ceramics, woodworking, music and teacher training. A major project during that time was creating and supervising the first after school arts program for students in the Menlo Park, CA area.

In recent years she has returned to oil painting and has been studying with master painters. Locally, she has studied for many years with Anita Wolff to further develop an impressionist style. Additionally, she has participated in workshops for figurative painting with Melinda Morrison and Carolyn Anderson, plein air painting with Kathleen Elsey, Kathleen Dunphy and Randy Sexton, still life studies with Quiang Huang and landscape painting with Mike Bagdonas, Johannes Vloothius, Colley Whisson, Matt Smith, Ned Mueller, Charles Muench and Derek Penix.

Her original oil paintings feature birds, classic autos, landscapes, still life, figurative subjects, and sports. Joyce’s work has been displayed and available for sale at Ironstone Winery, El Dorado County Art Studio Tour, Art in the Orchard, El Dorado County Arts Council Gallery, Intel, Arts Association membership shows and local public venues.

She currently teaches adult classes in basic oil painting at her home studio.