Majestic 34 in X 40 in acrylic on canvas
Joyce was one of the first Canadians to be bestowed Signature Member of theNational Watercolor Society (NWS - U.S.A.). She was also one of the first women to begiven the top ranking title in the Federation of Canadian Artists as a Senior SignatureMember (SFCA). Exhibitions of her works in national and international juriedexhibitions have earned her many articles internationally. Some of these include thebooks, Painting Composition (US), Painting Color (US), Abstract in Watercolor (US),Best of Watercolor (US), Looking In, Looking out (Canada); the magazines , AmericanArtists (US), Art Impressions (Canada), Asahi Graph (Japan), Watercolour Gazette(Canada); International Artists (Australia); Viewpoint, (Canada) and the dailies,
Vancouver Sun (Canada), and Times Colonist (Canada).
Joyce was born in Steveston, B.C., and spent her first 4 years in the internmentcamp, Lemon Creek, B.C., then in Japan for 9 years. Her return to Canada took her toMontreal for 2 years then back to Richmond. Years after obtaining her Bachelor of Commerce and Business Administration Degree from the University of B.C., she studiedart at Kwantlen and Langara colleges.
Joyce comments: “My Paintings represent my personal response to my environment. My ideas are not whole but fragments of what fascinate me and are seeds from which my works begin to develop. As a result, although my works undoubtedly have roots in my daily living, they may be a good deal removed from reality; some of them may be quite representational while others become abstracts.”