Joyce was raised in an Air Force family that traveled a lot when she was growing up. She loved it even though she had to say goodbye to friends and make new friends every few years. she looks forward to travel again with her work and in the future.
"I took every class I could during high school and continued to paint and draw on my own". Joyce says. A degree in art at college didn't work out because of an art instructor that preached quantity NOT quality, so she left her major and ended up with a BFA in English Lit and an equivalent minor in music.
Since 1998, Joyce has been teaching art out of her home studio to children. She is in her thirteenth year now and has enjoyed teaching art education to the next generation of artists.
Joyce continues to try and produce as much art as she has time for. She takes classes when she can to help her improve her skills and widen her styles. She loves painting murals and takes commissions for fine art as well. Joyce says, "It's thrilling for me to be in a consultation listening to a client tell me what they dream of having in their home and then giving them a finished work of art that expresses exactly how the client feels and is proud to show off their art in their home. This has been an exciting adventure and I look forward to what tomorrow will bring."