Joyce Wynes, a fine art painter and professional illustrator, creates her work in bold colors, and stylized, primal subjects in both representational and non-representational abstracts. Her paintings are connected with her early life experiences as a 9 year old, sitting at and old, foot-pedal, Singer Sewing Machine. That is where her boundless obsession in creating patterns grew and her love affair with shapes, symbols, patterns and textures took shape.

Later, she took that knowledge and creativity and applied it to her paintings using acrylic and mixed media on canvas. Circles are Wynes’s signature shape and shows up in some form in most of her paintings but other shapes and patterns show up as well.

She studied at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY., where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Many organizations, both regional and national have played a part in Wynes’s development and exposure as an artist. She had the pleasure of showing her work in many juried solo and group shows in NC, SC, Tenn., NY & CA and has taken home first place ribbons many times. Being the recipient of 2 grants from the Arts & Science Council in Mecklenburg County, she has also been awarded several admittances to juried workshops presented by ASC as well.

Wynes’s paintings are held in various collections in SC, Washington, DC including locally in Charlotte, NC,  including WFAE 90.7 (NPR in Charlotte & Hickory, NC).  She was the recipient of 1st place awards in juried shows to include WFAE’s Radiovision Juried Exhbition and Cayuga Museum of History and Art’s 12 County Juried Show (in Auburn, NY).  Her other awards include a 2012 & 2015 Arts and Science Council Regional Grants, as well as, an ASC/Creative Capital 3-day Workshop held in May 2012. She was also the recipient of another 3-day Creative Capital Workshop sponsored by the Arts and Science Council (Mecklenburg County) in a juried competition several years ago.

Wynes was born in Niagara Falls, New York and received her BA in Fine Arts from Nazareth College of Rochester, where she was chosen to receive the Gertrude Ford Award, given to one graduating senior for excellence in art.  Currently she is being represented by Ellis Nicholson Gallery in Charleston, SC, Magnolia Emporium in Charlotte, NC, ArtsySharkGallery.com on their online gallery and Xanadu Gallery located in Scottsdale, Arizona.Visit her website to view all the paintings in her collection of work.

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