About Joy

A little about me

I was born and raised in Pittsburgh but have lived most of my life in Florida. I’ve had various long-term careers, including: dental assistant, bank loan officer, and fitness instructor. I graduated from Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota in 1985. I painted and sold at a couple local shops, following graduation, but spent most of my time being a mom!

I eventually worked out my own style over the years. My favorite work is done on canvas, wood or MDF with acrylic paint. I venture into other areas on occasion. I love to paint colorful, whimsical paintings — lots of cats, horses, frogs, and other critters. I also do other subject matter including kitchen/foodie art, flowers, trees, and more.

People often comment that my works makes them smile — that makes me smile!