ABOUT

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Joyce Combs has spent the last 35 years expressing her artistic talents showing the complexity of life in layers of time, aging and earthly beauty. She has expressed these elements in her hand- made paper collages, mono prints and large canvases that are enhanced through layers of acrylic paint, collage, enamel, oil washes, inks, prism colors, oil pastels and charcoal. She stains, hand rubs waxes, scratches, scrapes, and varnishes to develop a richness of color to “evoke perceptions of inspiration and universal order"...

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As an experimental artist, Joyce started with handmade paper collage.  Her work gained worldwide distribution. That was followed by mono-prints, a special process combining the elements of paint, collage and texture.  With this background and experience came the opportunity to become a gallery artist. For many years, Joyce worked with abstract paintings with deep texture in oil and acrylics. In an effort to take her paintings to another level, she took a timely sabbatical to return to the classroom to increase her ability to permit scenes involving nature that create an emotional message to the eye...

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Joyce was born in Southwestern Oklahoma and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Oklahoma State University. She attended the Glassell Museum School of Art, the academic wing of the Museum of Fine Arts of Houston, Texas. She continued her studies with the Masters Program of the Santa Fe Institute with Fritz Schoelder and Forest Moses.  During Joyce's artistic career, she was blessed to have the opportunity to teach children and adults of all ages the elements and emotion about the magic of placing paint on a blank canvas.  Her work is exhibited worldwide...

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Joyce presents glowing color infused abstract paintings that compel the viewer to be introspective, rather like taking a moment to reflect on large ideas. Since relocating to Rockport, Texas, Joyce has found that the surrounding sunlight has influenced her palette with the enhanced cool tones to reflect the force of the natural world...

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