Art Exhibit begins June 1st. Artists' opening reception June 3rd, 5 to 8
Joyce has been actively involved in various aspects
of the arts for many years.
She has appeared in numerous community theater productions in three
states and has had a number of written articles published, and
co-authored a book with her husband.
With that venture finished, her time is once again actively
devoted to pursuing the visual arts.
Working first in watercolor, she then discovered the art of
making her own paper and using it to make creative collage pieces.
Soon she learned that by incorporating ‘found’ objects in her
collage work, a whole new avenue of expression was open to her.
Her latest creative endeavor has been to explore encaustic
painting. It has quickly
become her favorite art form.
Her husband is convinced it’s because of the ‘power’ she
experiences while using the blow torch to melt and ‘push around’ the hot
wax! She always has great
fun searching for just the right object to incorporate into that waiting
board of molten wax.
Specializing in watercolor realism and
painting ‘all things Walla Walla’ is more than just a hobby for
Randy--it’s a lifestyle.
Randy’s dad was a recognized watercolor artist in
Canada, and passed on this gift to Randy. In his earliest days, he
enjoyed sketching trips with his dad. When he graduated from the
University of Manitoba, he felt a call to Christian ministry and so
instead of Art College, he went to Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA. Then
he gave 40 years of service with the Evangelical Covenant Church, still
doing some art work, such as designing bulletins and creating art glass
After marrying Joyce in 1981, he took a break from
ministry and for six years, the two of them lived as freelance artists,
doing shows, exhibiting in galleries, taking art trips to China and
France, winning some significant awards, and actually surviving as
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