Joyce Frederick loved painting and drawing as a child. Her interest in art is probably inherited from her forebear, Sebastien Bourdon, the 17th century French artist who has paintings in the Louvre Museum in Paris. As a teenager, Joyce attended the Boston Museum of Fine Arts after-school program. When it came to choosing
a career, like many woman of her era, Joyce chose a more utilitarian
career and became a Registered Nurse. She has worked as a Nurse
all her professional life. Even while nursing and raising her four children she
continued her study of art.
She has studied with many local and internationally renown artists, in classes and workshops, in studios and plein air. She studied portrait painting with the late Robert Cormier of Fenway Studios/ Boston School.
Joyce WAS a member of the Dundtsble Artisans and participated in their annual show and sale every October.
Joyce moved to Cape Cod where she renovated a 16th century home with studio into her dream space. Joyce paints on location as well as her studio in Centerville. She does commissioned work as well as painting her favorite subjects - her grandchildren, flowers from her garden, animals, and people and places she encounters in her world-wide travels.
You can send an email to Joyce@JoyceFrederick.com.