Joy was born into a somewhat eccentric scientific family in England. She always had a strong interest in the arts and creativity was and continues to be a major passion in her life. Although discouraged to follow her artistic dreams she did manage to be the student representative on the Arts Committee at Exeter University, UK, responsible for buying art to be on display at the University buildings.
So, new beginnings after a move to Victoria, Capital City of British Columbia.
Unbelievably photogenic place. Where to start? What to paint first?
Surrounded by sea so painting water is a good beginning. Get sidetracked by the graveyard. overlooking the sea. All the historical names are here including Emily Carr. Poignant gestures of remembrance. A jar of paintbrushes and waterlogged notes sit by her family tombstone.
I am supposed to write something amazing, but I keep coming back to this feeling of beginning again. Hopefully this will be like a butterfly emerging from a drab chysalis. I’ll let you know what happens