Joy de Geus
Title: Nurtured by Nature
Medium: Acrylic Painting
Status: Original Artwork
Dimensions (cm): TBA
This work is inspired by the concept that things that are precious to us, our children and nature, are both things to be nurtured.
About the Artist
Born in Ashburton, NZ, of Dutch father and NZ mother, Joy started her career as a Graphic Designer in Christchurch.
After 3 years of working as a commercial artist, Joy shifted to the Chatham Islands where she made her name as a landscape and portrait artist. After living truly 'Back to Nature' for 5 years, Joy travelled over to Europe, spending 6 months in America and Canada.
In Europe Joy got accepted into Fine Arts in Angers, France, did a Post-Graduate Degree in Art in Amsterdam with a Tertiary Teaching diploma, then did additional studies at the University of Bologna and in Holland.
After 15 years in Europe Joy’s New Zealand roots pulled her back to her homeland. Since then Joy has worked as a Part-time Art teacher and participated and organized Art Exhibitions in the Wellington area.
Joy specializes in Watercolour and acrylic, and she mixes figures with landscape, to embody existing mythological stories and her own stories. Water and bush are a definite theme and she tries to capture it's transparency and spiritual quality.
She has been featured in many exhibitions.