Joyce’s love of art started as a small child, scribbling with crayons, sitting on the floor with her father wo loved to draw. Her parents encouraged her creativity by sending her to art school at the University of Iowa, where she received a B.A. in Art History.
After graduation, she received commissions to draw historic houses in Waterloo, Iowa. Joyce and her husband Bill moved to the South. Joyce’s years in Iowa were followed by many years and adventures in other places from Florida to the Pacific Northwest, and many places in between. And many years later, she feels fortunate to have his children, Gregory and Pamela, and Gregory’s wife, in her life.
An invitation from her cousin Kathleen Anderson in Sierra Vista brought Joyce to this Southwest Paradise surrounded on all sides by mountains. She joined the Huachuca Art Association in 2002 and since then has enjoyed painting on Thursdays and teaching art to children.