About Joyce Jonté

Born in Berkeley, California in 1957, I moved to Arcata from the Bay Area in 1974 to study art at HSU, graduating in 1979 with emphases in representational drawing, landscape painting, and life drawing, working primarily in watercolor. I have continued taking watercolor classes over the years, developing as an artist and creating a large body of work.

My paintings have always been inspired by the exquisite world we live in. The subject matter varies, but my response to form, contour, light and shadow remains constant.

In the summer months I paint wildflowers on mountain hikes; in winter I work from my photographs of plants, landscapes and daily life. I am a dedicated member of a life drawing group which meets for four hours each week. I have studied the human figure since I was sixteen, intent in my pursuit to express the vitality and mood of every gesture.

I am available for commission and have an open studio by appointment.