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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.  She is a Juried Artist Member of both the National Association of Women Artists and the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America and long time member (and former President) 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 the Rockland Center for the Arts; 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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