Amazing Alcohol Ink
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Since retiring from her Nurse Practitioner career and moving to the Georgia Mountains, Joyce now shares her enthusiasm for painting and crafts by offering group and private classes. Her classes are designed to be fun and easy for beginners, as you learn basic techniques. She strives to inspire students to continue painting and to enjoy the creative process by being fearless and playful.
Joyce is a landscape watercolor artist who loves to paint outdoors. She leads a local plein air painting group including artists of all media. Joyce paints with a representational impressionist style using transparent watercolors. Her works may be seen at ArtWorks Gallery in Hiawassee, the Murphy Art Center, and the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association. Classes are held at these locations also.
Painting with alcohol inks and rag rug weaving are additional creative pursuits Joyce enjoys. She applies colorful ink to a variety of surfaces such as Yupo paper, ceramic tile, glass, and silk. Her “evening craft” is up cycling fabric into mats and rugs using a method called “twinning” on a loom frame. Visit her Facebook page “Joyce Clair Art” for notices of upcoming classes and plein air painting outings.
Joyce has been painting watercolors for 30 years. She first took drawing and photography classes at the Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D.C. Then she began weekly watercolor classes for two years with Dr. Morris Green, Maryland College of Art & Design. Joyce attended workshops with well-known watercolor artists Frank Webb, Zoltan Szabo, Skip Lawrence, and Tom Lynch. Her watercolor works are influenced by the watercolor master, Ed Whitney (1891-1987).