Joyce Clark
1916 - 2009
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Joyce Clark epitomized the definition of a fine artist. She is of the school of hard work. Her professionalism is so admired by all. Knowing the technical steps is so imperative to building a good painting. Joyce put a lifetime of love for art in each painting. With meticulous care and complete knowledge of her oil medium she created water that stirs the soul, mountains that touch the sky and flowers so fragrant they seem to beckon you. Never is there a feeling of uneasiness or uncertainty when viewing her work.

Using either brush or palette knife masterfully, Joyce expresses the moods and textures of Maui with such ease that everyone feels calm and peaceful as they experience one of Joyce's beautiful paintings. Having explored Maui's hidden reaches from seaside shores to upcountry trails with pools and waterfalls, Joyce paints a colorful cross-section of Maui's impressive beauty.

She was raised in the famous Art Colony of Laguna Beach, California and in 1970 moved to the island of Maui where she lived and painted for 25 years; 10 of those years in the beautiful countryside of Hana, Maui known as "the last Hawaiian place." She then made her home on the US mainland.

Following her formal education at Whittier College and University of California at Los Angeles, she spent many years as a commercial artist and a ceramic decorator before becoming deeply involved in oil painting and mosaic murals. Joyce was commissioned to paint numerous oil paintings for private collections around the world as well as to create mosaics that grace the walls of many public structures. Among these murals are the 12’ x 16’ beautiful mosaic, "St. Francis of Assissi" and "Future in Space"; She was commissioned to paint a specific area of Wailea, Maui for the Alexander & Baldwin annual stockholders report and the results of her efforts, "Beach Walkway at Wailea" is now on permanent display in their Honolulu offices. Her oil painting "Hong Kong" won top purchase award at the first Art Maui juried show in 1979, and three times her oils have been selected for the AMFAC Island Holidays Calendar award.

Joyce passed away in 2009.

We are very pleased to be able to offer to you the artworks of one of Hawaii's finest and most loved artist, Joyce Clark.