Joyce Crellen Donahue Frederick loved painting and drawing as a child. Joyce probably inherited her interest in art as her forbear, Sebastien Bourdon, was a 17th-century French artist. To this day, Sebastien Bourdon you can view his works in museums worldwide. Twelve paintings are in the Louvre Museum in Paris
As a teen, Joyce attended the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School after-school program. But like many women of that era, Joyce chose a much more practical career and became a Registered Nurse, a profession she has worked in all her life.
While raising her four children in Needham, MA, she took courses at the New England School of Art and Design. She also worked directly with individual artists such as Selma Bromberg, from whom she learned monotype printing, woodcuts, and etching. Ongoing studies included portrait painting for four years with the Boston School's late Robert Cormier and many years in Europe painting with the late Charles Gruppe.
When she moved to Dunstable, MA, in 1994, she became a juried member of the Dunstable Artisans, selling her first paintings at their annual show. Her home was on the original Dunstable Artisan's Tour, a yearly event. She also painted the "Dunstable Diorama" as a fundraiser for the Dunstable Free Library, which continues today.
Joyce's work was chosen for the Women's Imaging Center at the Deaconess-Nashoba Hospital in Ayer, MA. She also won awards exhibiting her work at the Beacon Hill Art Walk. She showed her work at Gallery 53 in Gloucester for many years until she purchased her dream home with the studio on Cape Cod. From there, she painted a "Historic Main Street, Centerville Diorama."
Joyce participates in workshops with other artists and tries to take a Plein Air painting trip every year.
Some of her favorite subjects are people and places she visits, landscapes, and seascapes in her local area. Joyce paints in all media in an American Impressionist style with some abstract expressionism thrown in. She has published a calendar every year with 12 of her favorite paintings.
Joyce's artwork may be seen in person by appointment at her studio in Centerville, MA.
You can send an email to Joyce@JoyceFrederick.com.