Joy is…

an artist based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico who is currently teaching a drawing and painting class at OFFCenter community arts space. Her studio is in her home, where she experiments with many mediums such as paint, fabric, printmaking and clay.


1968 – 69 Rochester Institute of Technology/School for American Craftsmen, studied weaving and textile design, Rochester, NY
1989 – 90 Gail Lawrence Workshops, studied surface design and decorative finishes with Gail Lawrence, San Francisco, CA
1989 – 97 Pacific Art League, studied plein air painting with James Smyth and Brigitte Curt, Palo Alto, CA
1989 – 97 Palo Alto Community Center, studied painting with James Smyth, Palo Alto, CA
1989 – 93 Burlingame Recreation Center, studied drawing James Smyth, Burlingame, CA
1994 – 97 Studied outdoor landscape painting with Van Waldron, San Leandro, CA
1994 Palo Alto Community Center, studied landscape painting with Albert Handell, Palo Alto, CA
1998-2002 Scottsdale Artist School, studied painting with Nancy Chabon and Robert Lemler, Scottsdale, AZ
2003 Harwood Art Center, studied portraiture with Leo Neufeld, Albuquerque, NM
2006 Studied landscape painting with Tom Brown, Irvine, CA
2007 Studied Chinese Calligraphy with Tom Chow, Seal Beach, CA
2008-2010 Santa Fe Clay Studio Workshop
2010 Creativity in Art Workshop, Michele Cassou, Taos, NM