Live On Zoom from North Carolina
From Passion to Purpose
Contemporary artist Nancy Hilliard Joyce joins us for our Monthly Meeting on zoom this month from Concord, North Carolina.
Her paintings are generally intricate in form and filled with layers of color, perspective, gestures, and expression. Within her mixed media pieces, you may notice touches of gold leaf, elements of collage, and details of hand-painted images in both oils and acrylic. Nancy will sometimes sand or wipe down layers to reveal layers underneath while building up other sections to create texture and depth; a process that may go on for weeks or end in just a day.
Known for creating paintings with unusual perspectives of women, architecture and nature, Nancy transforms them with angles and views you wouldn’t necessarily see in life. Her recurrent themes of flowers gone to seed, wheels, women with umbrellas, and the flight patterns of birds illuminate her fascination with the observation of circles and time.
Her recent artwork of abstracted and untrammeled garden settings peppered with botanicals and her aesthetic appeal of bird imagery have been widely admired. Her work is appreciated and widely collected throughout the world in many homes, hotels, corporate offices, and airports.
Introspective, philanthropic and deeply passionate about leaving a mark on the world, she uses her art as a platform to raise money for charity and non-profit organizations giving back to the environment, women, and children in need.
Information About the Artist
Nancy Hilliard Joyce is a Greenville, SC native. At the age of sixteen, she attended the Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. She earned her BA in Art History from Wofford College and her MA in Art Education from the University of New Mexico. For over 10 years she lived in Manhattan and New Jersey as a working artist. From 2012 – 2017, she served on the Board of Trustees at the Asheville Art Museum and was an active member of the River Arts District Association in Asheville, NC.
Nancy is a board member of The Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Foundation as well as The Cabarrus Arts Council board. She is the art curator for boutique hotels located throughout the southeast.
Nancy regularly produces large-scale commission work for public spaces including a permanent installation at the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
Also an author, she penned a memoir for her son entitled: The Education of Little Me: A Short Memoir of Connecting Passion with Purpose
To follow Nancy’s daily art feed, visit Instagram or Facebook @NancyJoyceArt.
Artist’s Website: https://www.nancyjoycegallery.com/
Important Note: We will not be meeting at the Yacht Club in February. The Zoom meeting invitation will be sent to all AGTV members a few days prior to the presentation.