Joy and Ian live and work (with greyhound Iggy) in beautiful Rhyll on Victoria's Phillip Island, and find that the beauty of the island and its boats and birds and wildlife and plants are constant sources of inspiration for their art.
Joy enjoys painting art in watercolour, soft pastel, oil pastel and acrylic. Ian prefers fine art drawing in ink, but also paints in watercolour and other media.
Joy mostly paints landscapes, seascapes, florals and still lifes, while Ian draws and paints birds and other wildlife, boats, seascapes and landscapes.
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Joy has just won the Kath Ballard Watercolour prize at the Australian Art Excellence Award Exhibition, with her painting 'Spirits of the Chasm' (see portfolio). The result was announced at the opening of the AAEA exhibition on Sunday 11 Nov, where Joy also won the Packing Room prize with the same painting.
The prize, a beautiful painting by Kath Ballard, was presented on Wednesday 14 Nov at the AGRA AGM by Vicki Ballard, daughter of Kath Ballard.
Kath Ballard was a very well known watercolorist, a President of the Victorian Artists Society, a founding member of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists and of the Watercolour Society of Victoria. She passed away in 2013.
Joy is very proud to be honoured with this prize and with this beautiful painting.
Joy is once again entered in the Australian Art Excellence Exhibition at AGRA Galleries in Camberwell. This is an exhibition for artists who have won awards in AGRA's recent seasonal exhibitions. Artists enter three works which are judged as a group. Joy has entered three paintings from our winter trip to Central Australia. One of them is this watercolour on Yupo, called 'A Glimpse of Kings Canyon', 25 x 31.5 cm.
The Australian Guild of Realist Artists, Australian Art Excellence Exhibition, now open at AGRA Galleries, 1 Inglesby Road, Camberwell, Victoria, Australia.
Official opening and award presentation, Sunday 11 November, 2 pm.