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.  

 

My remaining oil paintings are now at the Stoplight Gallery, Anaconda, Montana, owned by my sister, Kathy Carlson.  They will remain there, as I can no longer use oil paint due to allergies to the paint.  I am now working with water media and drawings. 

 

 In January 2018 I will have a solo exhibition at the Bonifas Art Center in Escanaba.

 

I have been asked to illustrate books lately, a new activity for me.  Another book by Vic Foerstoer, "Hidden in the Trees" was recently published by Arbutus Press, with my drawings.  The earlier book by him that I illustrated is "Naked in the Stream", about Isle Royale.  A new book by Karen Anderson, "Gradual Clearing" also for Arbutus Press., just came out, with my drawings and cover.  Karen has a regular weekly meditation on Interlochen Radio; this book is a collection of these essays.

 

 I have decided that one way I can share my work is to have giclee prints made.  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.  I continue to be concerned for the safety of animals.  Sometimes I have tried to paint them into a refuge place.

 

Because I have developed an allergy to oil paint, my new work is all water media on paper and panels.



Garden and Ladder
Garden and Ladder
Bird on Wall with Berries
Bird on Wall with Berries
Elegy for the Rhino
Elegy for the Rhino
Rabbit in the Morning
Rabbit in the Morning
Moon in the Water
Moon in the Water
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
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
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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