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Joy Collier: California Landscape Artist

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Big Blend Radio conversation with California landscape artist Joy Collier, who is known for her vibrant paintings of Giant Sequoia Trees, California's Central Valley and Desert regions, and abstract nature work. Joy is based in Porterville in Tulare County, gateway to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, and Sequoia National Forest. See her work at www.JoyCollier.com  

In regards to painting her local environment, she states, “I am a nature lover out enjoying the astounding beauty of the California Landscape. I was taught: ‘Paint what Smiles at You!’ I love where I live. Success Valley and Mine Hill are my backyard in Porterville, California, and my “Moods of Mine Hill” series and “Oak Lace” series are glimpses into the constantly changing subtle moods of the hills and oaks that I view every day. Then there are the Sequoias! I’m in love with these unique giants that are found nowhere else on earth. I’ve been painting the giants and their habitat for many years now, they offer an endless variety of rich forms and textures to explore.”

Working in acrylics with a background in plein air, Joy’s paintings are in a post-impressionistic style, influenced most by Cezanne and Monet. With the development of high quality giclee prints on canvas, she now shares her original paintings as prints that are affordable, and can be custom sized.

This interview originally aired live on Big Blend Radio, on April 5, 2017.

 

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