All of my work is a spiritual connection with my life, which has gone through many changes and looks like a patchwork.  It is always an attempt to combine imagery and abstraction, an ongoing striving to communicate while going deeper.  

 

In October I will have an exhibition of new drawings and mixed media work at the Community Arts Center in  Hancock, and in 2018 I will have an exhibition at the Bonifas Art Center in Escanaba.

 

I just finished a series of ink drawings for another book by Vic Foerstoer, "Hidden in the Trees."  It will be published in early summer 2017.

 

 I have decided that one way I can share my work is to have giclee prints made.  So many of the images that are of interest could possibly be made into an archival print, about 15x17", for $150.  Please email me if you are interested.  joycek@chartermi.net.

 

My studio is in an old elementary school, 801 North Lincoln Drive in Hancock. I love visitors!  I am usually there but please call first: 906-370-3183.  My hours are erratic.

 

 



Artworks : Paintings

All of my work is a reflection of my surroundings and how they connect with my own inner space.  The relationships of shapes and colors, the structure holding them together, is as important as the subjects.  As I live in the North Woods, each image in my painting is somehow a part of my life here, and the composition, which results from the dialogue of working, listening, responding to the work in process, is directly connected to the inner structure of my life and spirit.  Most recently I have been painting rabbits.

 

I continue to be concerned for the safety of animals.  Sometimes I try to paint them into a refuge place.



Rabbit in the Morning
Rabbit in the Morning
Rauha (Peace in Finnish)
Rauha (Peace in Finnish)
Bear in Boat
Bear in Boat
Driving Home
Driving Home
Hiding Place
Hiding Place
Rabbit and forest Fire
Rabbit and forest Fire
Polar Bear with Stars
Polar Bear with Stars
Deer and Bird
Deer and Bird
Elegy for the Rhino
Elegy for the Rhino
Karhu with Blueberries
Karhu with Blueberries
Coyote and Fireweed
Coyote and Fireweed
Old rRed Pine with Birds
Old rRed Pine with Birds
Deer and Fancy Antlers
Deer and Fancy Antlers
Rabbit
Rabbit
Rabbit Hiding
Rabbit Hiding
Bird on Wall with Berries
Bird on Wall with Berries
Lynx and Door
Lynx and Door
Red Boat
Red Boat
2 Rabbits in a Boat
2 Rabbits in a Boat
Rabbit in Garden
Rabbit in Garden
Boat and Stars
Boat and Stars
Coyote fishing
Coyote fishing
Deer and Birches
Deer and Birches
Waterfall
Waterfall
Ice House and Fish
Ice House and Fish
Ghost Fish
Ghost Fish
Canoe and lights
Canoe and lights
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