Joy loves animals and spending time with her family, friends and 2 cats. Originally from San Antonio, TX, she began her interest for the arts studying Drawing, Design, Photography and Printmaking at San Antonio College. Joy fell in love with the intensity of figure drawing, taking classes in life drawing and attending weekly live drawing sessions at the Coppini Academy of Fine Art.
In 2013 she moved to the Eastern Sierras where she switched her focus from drawing the human figure to painting animals - mostly cats, dogs and birds, with watercolor and mixed media. Joy's art is inspired by enjoying time in nature and being the regular pet-sitter/dog-walker for her friends and neighbors. With an endless fascination for finding ways of honoring the relationships and memories we have with our pets and capturing their personalities, she is currently working towards establishing her own custom pet portrait business.
"You know that special feeling you get when you see a dog all of a sudden? I'd like to do that with my art" -Joy
Every artist in the Mono Arts Council Gallery + Art Center is invited to show their art because they are either a resident of the Eastern Sierra or have strong ties to the community. We support both emerging and experienced artists in our space and 50% of all proceeds go directly to the artist while the other 50% goes to support arts education right here in Mono County.
8" x 10" Original, Matted + Framed. Watercolor + Ink.
Note from Artist: I love juicing at home and sharing it with my friends and neighbors, to me that is a sense of community! In this piece, I imagine the conversation like this : "Watcha got there?" Asks the dog. "A bunch of Ginger Root!" The Raven replied, "Want to have a ginger shot with me?" "Sure I'll try it!" Answered the dog.
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