Artist Detail

Joyce Wynes

Business Name: Joyce Wynes Contemporary Paintings
Type of Work: Acrylic/mixed media

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Facebook: Joycewynesart IG: @joycewynes

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As a mixed media, abstract painter living in Davidson, North Carolina, Wynes’s art taps into the personal growth aspect of our emotional and philosophical concerns derived from the issues we face today as a society.

Her bold, colorful paintings using organic shapes, patterns and texture, with collage she creates herself, instill a delightful spirit to the viewer while encouraging and empowering them to follow their inner voice.

After college she transferred all of her knowledge that she gained from her earlier fabric exploits and experiments in her youth to her passion for painting using and experimenting with acrylic and mixed media on canvas.

Graduating Magna Cum Laude from Nazareth College, Rochester, NY she was awarded The Gertrude Ford Award, recognizing one student for excellence in art at graduation. And one of her paintings hangs in their permanent collection.

After graduation from college her painting,Women in Art, Where Are They? took 1st place in a 13 county, juried art exhibit at the Cayuga Museum of History and Art in Auburn, NY. And she was off and running.

Wynes was just awarded her 3rd Arts and Science Council (ASC) Grant for 2023 for admission into a comprehensive promotion and networking collective for 6 months. Her other ASC grants were awarded for 2015 and 2012.

For the year 2022 her paintings have been chosen in 20 national, juried online exhibitions and 2 international juried exhibits.

100 Square Inches of Art: 4th Annual Juried Exhibition in November 2022 at 3 Square Art, Fort Collins, CO, her painting, Weather System Upon Us, was awarded honorable mention by Juror: Mary Jane Edwards, Executive Director of the Jentel Foundation.

And featured 2 of her paintings in 6 of their emails during the months of Aug.-Sept. 2022.

Wynes’s art paintings were presented in 2 Art Fairs for 2022, Dallas Art Expo and Red Dot Miami by Jen Tough Gallery.

Women’s Caucus of Art has chosen her paintings to appear in their publications 4 times since 2014. In 2021, she will appear a 5th time in their newest publication following the juried exhibition in the CAB Gallery at UNCWilmington.

In August 2021, she appeared in a national juried publication called Wild Lands with her painting, “Stretch the Boundaries”.

She has also appeared in several editions of Studio Visit Magazine, a national, juried publication. Charlotte Business Journal’s annual “Book of Lists 2013” chose her painting to put on the cover from their art competition.

In December 2020, her banner design was one chosen by the Town of Davidson in their juried Banner Project Call for Artists and it will be on a flagpole on Main Street, Davidson through at least Feb. 2023.

Her most recent solo exhibitions include the Northridge CC, Raleigh, NC, in 2019; Davidson Town Hall, Davidson, NC, 2018; & Ellis and Nicholson Gallery, Charleston, NC, 2017. She has appeared in many juried group shows in NC, SC, TN, NY & CA which you can view on her resume.

A competition sponsored by the Mint Museum Uptown, Charlotte, NC and Creative Loafing Magazine, chose her collage created from pages of that publication, to be exhibited at the Mint Museum during the Romare Bearden exhibition.

Art Statement

My love of shapes, patterns, mark-making, textures, collage and bold colors as a painter has a start to its history as a little nine year old girl stares at her Mom sewing on an old, pedal Singer Sewing Machine.

Being captivated by the process, I begged her to make something too. So my Mom sat me down and taught me how to sew. By the time I was a teen I was making most of my own clothing. Later, I started quilting and crocheting using those same inspiring items as in my sewing.

Throughout those years, using printed fabric and the pinned, geometric sections to cut out the shapes to make my clothing, it defined my identity, my art style talent, as well as, a colorful way to express myself for years to come.

I later transferred all that knowledge into my passion for painting when taking art courses in college.

As a contemporary, mixed media, abstract, painter I use my timed honored process that has served me well, to create inspiring, bold, cheerful paintings that sends positive messages of encouragement and empowerment to continue on your path.

FYI: I am also creating fine art using a digital app and print limited edition prints for sale. You can see those on my website in the menu labeled Digital Fine Art

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Commission Work
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Sells Work at Red Dog Gallery