This is Joyce's biographical site. For her recent works please select gallery links in the menu to the left.

 

 

"My paintings start from ideas collected in my sketch books, photos and memories. My immediate and personal responses to these ideas become the seeds from which my works begin to develop. As a result, although they undoubtedly have roots in my daily life, they are a good deal removed from reality. Florals, landscapes and people continually captivate me. The medium and support of my expression vary depending on a combination of my mood and the mood the subject creates in and of itself within me. They both range from soft transparent watercolours to vibrant mixed media on paper; from gentle brush strokes and texture on masonite to bold brush sweeps in oils and acrylics on canvas."

 

Joyce is a Signature Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and of the National Watercolor Society (USA). Her works have been entered in many juried exhibitions and she has had numerous solo and group shows internationally. Her works have been featured and profiles have been written in books, magazines, dailies, etc. Some of these include: "Painting Composition", "Painting Color", "Abstract in Watercolor", "Best of Watercolor"; the magazines "American Artist" (all US), "Art Impressions". "Watercolour Gazette", "Asahi Graph" (Japan), "International Artists" (Australia), "Viewpoint", and the dailies "Vancouver Sun" and "Times Colonist". Her works are also published and distributed worldwide.

 

Joyce was born in Canada, raised in Japan and now resides in British Columbia, Canada. Years after obtaining her Bachelor of Commerce and Business Administration Degree from the University of British Columbia, she studied fine art at Kwantlen and Langara Colleges in BC. Joyce paints full time in her studio in Richmond, a suburb of Vancouver, BC, Canada. But her work also takes her outside her studio. She has painted large colorful and historical murals in Chemainus, BC and in Kenora, Ontario. She also conducts workshops in Canada and abroad.

 


 

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Mystic Rain
acrylic on canvas, 30x36"

Moonlit Night
acrylic on canvas, 33.5x33.5"

Waterlilies
acrylic on canvas, 28x28"

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Gentle Blossoms
acrylic on canvas, 36x36"

Mystic Arrangement
acrylic on paper, 22x30"

Golden Lilies
acrylic on board, 24x30"


 

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Reader
oil on canvas, 30x40"

Lilies and Fan
oil on canvas, 30x24"

Red Energy
oil on canvas, 30x40"


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Grape Vine
watercolour, 22x30"

Afternoon Shower
watercolour, 22x30"

 


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Rain in Town
mixed media, 15x22"

Basking in the Rain
mixed media, 22x15"

Kimono
mixed media, 30x22"

 

 

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Articles/Publications

 

Credits

 

Gallery Representation

 

Contacting the Artist

e-mail:kamikura@shaw.ca
Fax: (604) 261-8594
Telephone: (604) 274-2838