Bright, Bold, Colorful, Flat, Semi-Abstract to Abstract, Stylized, Contemporary Images in Acrylic on Canvas . . . that is her world of ART

Did you ever wish that you could recapture the carefree, playful, questioning feelings of your childhood?  That is what happens to Joyce Wynes every time she puts brush to canvas.  Her Acrylic/Mixed Media paintings are a reflection of carefree memories and internalized images, flavored by her still apparent “childhood” influences.  Bold colors and stylized, primal subjects in both representational and non-representational abstracts have entertained her collectors for years.

When asked about her vivid colors, she reflects, “My work is deeply connected to my early life experiences – I find daily inspiration from my young, boundless obsession with fabrics and sewing including quilting.  That period informs my avid interest in patterns, textures and attention to color and grouping of various elements together in a way that works well together.  I am forever grateful for my Mother’s influence: she sat me down at the age of nine on an old foot-treadle Singer Sewing Machine and encouraged my artistic nature to create outside of the sewing patterns she bought for me.  I always had to re-invent and re-design everything.”

Today, she finds great comfort when these dramatic colors burst into being.  She lists another influence as Pablo Picasso.   “And as a women, I am drawn to express my observations about women’s rights issues in some of my paintings,” she adds.  This is noted in her more representational paintings including women, hands, and flowers which are painted in a slightly abstracted, semi-representational mode.  The influences are always there, and expressed in bold colors.

As for her non-representational, abstract point of view, Joyce states, “I am hopeful, and mindful, that my abstract paintings will likely be more about the viewer and their impressions.  I am pleased to have seen my abstracts grace homes with a wide variety of decors.  Just as I broke out of the patterns in my sewing adventures and keep expanding on them, my collectors break out of patterns when displaying my work.  They describe their attraction as undefinable, but compelling.  I think that is what is in my soul when creating the abstracts – compelled to create without definition and always experimenting.”

Whichever style the public is drawn to and actively collecting, it is clear they appreciate the bold color, texture, and form.  Joyce will continue to have a strong following as she continues to share her colorful imagination with us.


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