Joyce Fournier is a Toronto based Portrait and Figurative Artist who categorizes her work as a combination of Impressionism and Contemporary Realism executed in several media to include oil, acrylic, and charcoal. While drawing and painting the human form is her first passion, Joyce often finds it exciting to dabble with expressionist florals and to revisit the Landscape, her original artistic interest.
Over the last several years Joyce has become known for her “Fashion Flirt” series. Several of which were on exhibition at the Florence Biennale in December 2009. These works depict women dressed to play and often their dresses are designed by Joyce right on the canvas as the painting evolves. They appeal to women and men alike. What could be more fun? A new addition to Joyce’s subject matter is her recent Accessories series of fashion handbags which are painted in oil and acrylic on textured wood panel.
Over the last decade Joyce has exhibited in several solo and group shows within Canada, the United States, and internationally. She recently returned from Italy where her works were part the Symphony of Colours international exhibition held at the Duomo Auditorium, Florence in December 2011. She is the recipient of an Award of Excellence from Art Domain Gallery as part of the 2008 Palm Art Award Exhibition for her work ‘In Blue’, Leipzig Germany and most recently a second place Prize of Excellence for ART NOW 3 – The 3rd Annual Juried Contemporary Art Online Competition /Exhibition 2008-2009 from Artoteque based London England for her work ‘The Promise’.
Joyce’s Landscapes, Figurative works and commissioned portraits are found in private and public collections in Canada, the USA, and Europe. Her work has been featured on several occasions since 2009 in the prestigious American Art Collector magazine.