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NOVEMBER ART EXHIBIT


SOJOURNS

Pastels by Joyce Byrnes

November 1 - 28, 2017


ARTIST STATEMENT

As a pastel landscape artist, I am fascinated with the way light plays off the colors and textures in nature. I use the pure pigments in soft pastels to convey the beauty, poetry and drama found in nature.
ARTIST BIO

JOYCE BYRNES


Joyce studied oil painting at Binghamton University while pursuing her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. She worked for many years in New York City as a benefit consultant and pension plan manager. She continued studying art at The Art Students League of New York and Rockland Center for the Arts. She is currently the Gallery and Member Services Coordinator at the Edward Hopper House Art Center in Nyack, NY. She is also a member of the Nyack Art Collective.

Joyce has painted with acrylics and oils, but for the last ten years has worked primarily with pastels. It is her favorite medium, as she loves using her fingers and blending directly on the paper. Pastels are also easy to use when painting en plein air. Her subject matter is predominately landscapes and seascapes since she has a great love of nature and enjoys spending time outside. She finds much of her inspiration while hiking, skiing or sailing.

Originally from Staten Island, Joyce moved to Rockland County in 1997 and lives in New City with her husband and two children.




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