Artist Joyce Yarbrough

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Well known for her freehand silhouettes of people and pets,  Joyce
Yarbrough's repertoire has evolved to include plants, places and
many facets of nature including feathers, butterflies, and mandalas
of intricate design.  Having won awards with a variety of media, her
creations may be done with pastels, watercolor, paper cutting or a
combination of mediums.
"Nature is the source of inspiration for my art.  
I cut paper with scissors to create “one of a kind art”. 
Using no patterns, only paper and scissors,  I "draw"  
a contour drawing with my scissors.  I try to capture the ‘life’
of my botanical and nature silhouettes creating a 3D effect.”  
Joyce has exhibited her art in many invitational & juried exhibitions, and
historical venues nationally.   Internationally her silhouettes have traveled
to China, Poland, and Germany.  She attended China’s 2007 International
Festival of Paper Arts.  Her scissors-cut paper art is in permanent museum
collections in China and the USA, and as well as homes all over the world. 
A graduate of Missouri University, Joyce continued her art education at
Kansas City Art Institute, while she worked at Hallmark Cards.  She has
also worked as a marketing co-ordinator, art director, and an educational 
 illustrator.    She even incorporated art as a literacy tutor.  A  former
board member of the Guild of American Papercutters, Joyce is a member
of American Women Artists, and Greater St Louis Artists Association.  
Joyce has participates in both solo and group exhibitions.  You 
 can see her art at Grafica Fine Arts Gallery in Webster Groves MO, 
 and Guild of American Papercutters Museum in Somerset MA. 
In November-December 2020, her muilti-media nature art will 
 be on display in Kansas City at the Discovery Conservation Center.
Contact Joyce about 
 special Art Commissions
and Solo Exhibitions


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