Deeply connected to her Southern roots, Joy’s images reveal her endless intrigue and fascination with Georgia heritage and culture, mainly its sea islands and their dynamically stable surroundings. It serves as an ongoing inspiration for creating photographs and images that capture and reemphasize the importance of history and preservation of coastal areas. Driven by an inherent love and beauty of her birthright, her images convey the natural through technology and back again with traditional mediums, principles, and processes.

 

Staying true to her graphic design roots and influences, in 2020 she began creating a very unique epoxy graphic art series. The process of creating each work of art is deeply involved, a continuously experimental line of work that demands the combination of vivid color, graphics and photography. What is most consistent amongst all works, is that select imagery is forced as the focal point, placing it center stage. Then physically, sculpturally, the image is moved outward to the viewer, giving it a visually striking and contemporary presence.

 

A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design, Joy is the owner of the Photopoint Gallery in Richmond Hill, Georgia, and a member of the KOBO Gallery Artist Cooperative. She has participated in several group exhibitions at the Photopoint Gallery and Arts on the Coast Gallery (Richmond Hill, Ga.), SouthxSoutheast Gallery (Modena, Ga), Artfields (Lake City, S.C.), and the Location Gallery and Telfair Museums (Savannah, Ga.)