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 graduated from Binghamton University with a degree in Mathematics. She worked for many years in New York City in benefit consulting and pension plan administration and most recently handled Operations and Membership at the Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center in Nyack, NY. Joyce currently teaches a course in Pastel Painting, offered at the Clarkstown Community Learning Center in Congers, NY.
Joyce is a member of the Nyack Art Collective, the Pastel Society of America (PSA) and the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA). She has studied at the Art Students League, Rockland Center for the Arts, and continues to learn from Garnerville artist, Andrew Mollica.
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.
Joyce Byrnes’ work is held in private collections and has been exhibited throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.