Pastel artist, Joyce Lister, remarks:

"I paint what interests me, what excites me, and hope that the paintings convey that excitement and strike a responsive note in the viewer.  Since I was a child I have loved painting portraits, figures, and animals, trying to capture the personality and spirit of the subject.  I find land and waterscapes more of a challenge, but am inspired often by the light, the composition, or the mood of a place, and I find it very gratifying when a painting is successful and conveys the spark that inspired me to paint it."

Joyce has been elected Co-President of the Maryland Pastel Society and is also a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America.

Her artwork is featured in three books:
"Finding your Style in Pastel", by Jean Hirons,  Author House, 2012, available from the publisher, or at and Barnes & Noble.

"100 Artists of the Mid-Atlantic", by Ashley Rooney, Schiffer Publishing, 2011, available at and Barnes & Noble.

"Best of Artists Collectors Edition" (landscape genre) May, 2011.  

updated: 5 months ago