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 a pastel painting class at the Clarkstown Community Learning Center in Congers, NY. She is a member of the Nyack Art Collective (NAC), 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.

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)