Joyce and Ron are married and both retired from their day-jobs in 2005. They live off-the-grid with 3 cats in upstate New York, and enjoy
waking up each morning to a northeast vista of the northern Adirondack mountains without a man-made structure in sight. Both have
achieved recent success at having their work juried into the finals of regional, national and international art and/or photography exhibits.
Possesses BA and MFA degrees and was an art instructor for nearly three decades at various educational levels, in both California and
New York state.
Joyce initially worked exclusively in black, white and gray, mostly pastels, and alternated between abstraction and realism. Her drawings
and fabric sculptures were exhibited in juried, national competitions during the late 70’s and mid 80’s, and she has won awards for her
pastels, pencil drawings, and her large lithographically printed fabric sculptures.
Her recent work focuses on “plein air” pastel landscapes of nearby sites in the Adirondack mountains, although when the sun isn't
shining, works on still lifes and abstracts.
Received BA and MFA degrees and has been employed as a college art instructor, a craft shop director and an engineering draftsman.
He did limited work as a freelance architectural draftsman and also worked 25-years in the aerospace industry initially as a quality engineer
on the Space Shuttle program, then for 17 years as a member of management - primarily on space and defense programs in both Florida
Ron initially worked with acrylic and watercolor paintings, intaglio etchings, and lithographs-receiving recognition in juried competition for his
printmaking at the national level in the United States. He was an award-winning illustrator when he served in the U.S. Army in West Germany
during the Vietnam war era, and also received recognition for his printmaking when he returned to West Germany to teach and later serve
as a craft shop director. His creative focus shifted to wood turning in 2001, and he returned to photography in the last couple of years as a more
serious pursuit - transitioning from film to digital.