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Artist Joy S. Olney


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Biography


I was a full-time student at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. I studied with notable artists there and I was trained in an academic direct painting approach. Some of my teachers had trained under Charles Hawthorne and Henry Hensche of the Cape Cod School. I have shown in many of the galleries in New Your City, California, Seattle area, as well as in national and international juried exhibitions where I have won prizes. Best in Show at Scott Milo Gallery in June 2017, Juried by Lois Griffel
Artist’s Statement
   My paintings are contemporary impressionist in style. I combine strong composition and value with spontaneous application of colorful pigments using the effects of natural light. In my landscapes I hope to conjure up memories of a time in our lives or a desired place yet to visit. I like to catch the significant characteristic and energy of the people in my paintings and drawings. I combine this casual spontaneity with my classical training to produce my original pieces.
 
Brief Description
Olney's mid-size oil paintings are impressionist in style. People, places and things are her subjects: capturing their essence and energy is what she strives to do. She uses bright color, a wide range of values and thick brushwork to catch the fleeting effects of light.
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