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 : Animal Paintings

 This series began a long time ago after a sojourn in Lapland in 1995, where I felt a deep connection with nature.  I had grown up in the North Woods of Michigan where animals in the forests where we lived provided a living for us.  My father was a trapper, so I was aware at an early age of the precarious life they have.  I continue to feel a connection to these animals.   

 



Rabbit skeleton
Rabbit skeleton
Aino's Rabbit
Aino's Rabbit
Rabbit
Rabbit
BEAR
BEAR
Toivo's Dog
Toivo's Dog
Moose
Moose
White Owl
White Owl
Dog and Storm
Dog and Storm
Polar Bear Squinting
Polar Bear Squinting
Yellow Bellied Sapsucker
Yellow Bellied Sapsucker
Giraffe
Giraffe
New Bear
New Bear
Old Dog
Old Dog
Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros
Buffalo
Buffalo
Wolf with Sad Eyes
Wolf with Sad Eyes
Old Dog Resting
Old Dog Resting
Yellow Dog
Yellow Dog
Brown Rabbit
Brown Rabbit
Rabbit in Sacred Space
Rabbit in Sacred Space
Mouse
Mouse
Protector Bear
Protector Bear
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