Joyce studied Art at Redland College, Bristol and has taught art and design at secondary schools and at the University of the West of England. “Whilst teaching I have collected a vast range of objects for the students and myself to draw inspiration from. These are in the main natural form; nests, seed heads, skulls, pebbles etc or fruits and vegetables found in markets at home and abroad.
The feeling that she creates through her painting is one of delicacy and curiosity. Her experimentation with composition, detail and scale invites the viewer to observe with greater attention the subject she presents.