Art has always been a strong influence in my life. Arrangements of colors, shapes and lines have held a particular fascination for me. I enjoy drawing and painting and have done so in one form or another all my life--often for my own pleasure or to entertain and instruct children during my career as an elementary school teacher.
After retirement I began to take more and more formal art instruction and it quickly became a more serious pursuit. I have taken many classes at the University of Rochester Creative Workshop in the Memorial Art Gallery, studying with both Steve Carpenter and Fred Lipp. Sari Gaby, the portrait artist, has also been one of my instructors.
I like to attempt to capture the effect of light and shadow during different times of the day and to try to reflect that mood in a painting. The changing colors of Nature during the seasons is another favorite subject . Sometimes I put people in my landscapes. I enjoy painting people going about their daily activities.
In 2002 I took part in a group show at the AAUW in Rochester, New York.In 2003 I had a one person showin the the Episcopal Church Home. At present I am a member of both the Irondequoit Art Club and Pittsford Art Group. I have exhibited in their shows and have received both merit and juror’s awards from these groups.
Eileen A. Joy
122 Cambria Road
Rochester, NY 14617