Many of the painting principals that I had learned throughout the years didn’t make sense until I started painting on a smaller scale. In downsizing my images I didn’t want to lose any part of the painting process that I had used in my larger works. I love the intimacy of creating small works and I found it to be the perfect tool to investigate color, composition and form. Working small is comfortable for my body and freeing for my spirit.
Joyce Washor graduated from Rutgers University in 1972 with a degree in Fine Art and
had further instruction at The Woodstock School of Art and The Art Students League.
She was included in the 2005 Still life Highlights issue of American Artist
Magazine and was also featured in their September 2003 issue. Her Scottsdale Artists’
School workshop was featured in “Workshop Magazine”, Spring ’06. She is author of
Big Art, Small Canvas: Paint Easier, Faster and Better with Small Oil Paintings, North
Light Books, 2006 and creator of two painting videos. Washor is represented
by The Lawrence Gallery (Scottsdale, AZ), The Aspen Group (Tokyo, Japan) and The
Crane Collection (Cape Ann, MA). Her paintings are in many private collections. More
information is on her website, www.joycewashor.com