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Hudson Valley artist Joyce Byrnes finds beauty in the everyday. On hikes and bike rides, while skiing or sailing, she is endlessly inspired by nature. With muted textures and buoyant colors, she uses pastels to capture scenes of arresting beauty and quiet cheer.

Joyce has exhibited throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and teaches Pastel Painting at the Clarkstown Community Learning Center in Congers, NY and at the Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY. She is a Juried Artist Member of both the National Association of Women Artists and the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club and Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America. She is a former President and current Exhibition Chairperson of the Nyack Art Collective. 

Joyce earned a BS in Mathematics from the State University of New York at Binghamton.  Joyce’s art education includes coursework at SUNY Binghamton, the Pastel Society of America and the Art Students League in New York. As a student, teacher and ever-evolving artist, Joyce hopes to transform the joy she finds outdoors into an experience that can be saved and shared.

Learn more about Joyce's background and process by watching her interview with Farrin Chwalkowski of the National Association of Women Artists  here. (Begins at the 2:50 minute mark)

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