Stay curious, stay inspired, stay connected!: Joyce Byrnes - local artist
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As a pastel landscape artist, I am fascinated with the way light plays off the colors and textures in nature.
I use the pure pigments in soft pastels to convey the beauty, poetry and drama found in the natural world.
- Joyce Byrnes websiteI studied art at Binghamton University while pursuing my Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. I 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. I currently teach Pastel Painting at the Clarkstown Community Learning Center in Congers, NY.
I continued to study at the Art Students League, Rockland Center for the Arts, and with Garnerville artist, Andrew Mollica. I also attend pastel workshops. I am a member of the Nyack Art Collective, the Pastel Society of America (PSA) and the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA).
My subject matter is predominately landscapes and seascapes as I have a great love of nature and enjoy spending time outside. I find much of my inspiration while hiking, skiing or sailing. My work is held in private collections and has been exhibited in New York City, and in the tri-state regions of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Morning Sun, pastel on paper, 16”x 12”
Water’s Edge, pastel on paper, 12”x 7.5”
Woodstock, pastel on paper, 16”x 12”
Golden Hour, pastel on paper, 12”x 16”