JOY CONNELL

Acrylic Painting

Australian Artist Joy ConnellAbout Joy and her Art

I was born in Walthamstow, London in 1966 and spent my early childhood longing to live in the country as I loved nature, animals and the beauty and peace of the English countryside. City life just wasn’t for me!

Aged 11 I got my wish. My family and I moved to Yorkshire, and I happily lived amongst the rolling hills surrounding Huddersfield. It was a feast for my artistic eye! Luscious green hills, big wide skies, lots of animals and all the seasonal changes for a never ending story of colour and form. I loved it!

Aged 18 I moved to the flat plains of York to study nursing which was to become my chosen career for the next 32 years and my arty nature was for the time, squashed. However, the city of York fascinated me with its old minster, buildings and streets, a very different but delightful study to my eyes and I drank it in greedily! I even got engaged in York minster and have a beautiful sketch of the minster, by talented artist, Nolan Stacey. His sketch inspired me to start to draw again and so Joy the artist slowly started to emerge.

In 1998 my husband, sons and I had the opportunity to escape the rather cold and wet climate of England to move to Brisbane which is where I have settled and remained. A different country with very different flora, fauna and climate presented a smorgasbord for a budding artist. We moved to Jimboomba, up onto the bushy Birman Range with its native animals and plants in abundance and the impulse to start drawing and painting hit me once more.

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Artist Facebook    @portraitsbyjoyconnell

Paintings of animals, flowers, fungi and landscapes

I have always had an artistic nature right from early childhood. I loved to paint and draw animals, flowers, fungi and scenery. What was an instinctive inclination as a child is now fast becoming my main focus in life. I am kept very busy between my nursing career and artistic pursuits!

My artworks are realistic and are known for their vibrancy, detail, light, colour and expression. I paint with high quality acrylic paint on canvas or sketch with pencil on good quality art paper.

I have completed several animal and flower commissions for clients painting large, lively floral blooms and dog portraits and received very positive feedback.

I want my art to be affordable to everyone, so work closely with clients to achieve the best artwork for their budget. I firmly believe everyone should own a special piece of art created just for them, big or small.

Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in or would like to know more about commissioning a piece of artwork . It is very straightforward I promise you!

Art Education

  • Currently attending course MMFA by Jacqueline Coates
  • March 2017 Guest painter at the Blooms 1 and 2 workshop Brisbane - Jacqueline Coates
  • September 2016 Completed Blooms 1 and 2 workshop Brisbane – Jacqueline Coates
  • March 2016 Commenced an online course How to Paint Blooms – Jacqueline Coates
  • 2002 Attended small group lessons in watercolour with Dennis Lack
  • 2001 Attended 1 day lesson with artist Louise Saunders at Couran Cove

Art Exhibitions

  • 2017 Currently exhibiting 2 artworks at the ABLE Gallery, Loganlea , collective works from members of the Logan Artist Association
  • March 2017 exhibited 3 pieces at Able Art Gallery Black and White exhibition International Ladies Week
  • March 2017 Guest painter at the Blooms 1 and 2 workshop Brisbane - Jacqueline Coates
  • May 2016 Attended art auction and donated artwork for 13CHILD fund raising at the Hilton Hotel Brisbane

Art for Sale

Below is a selection of my art which is for sale all of which are wired and/or ready to hang.
I am also happy to accept commissions.

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Flower Paintings

Flower Paintings
"MAGICAL MAGNOLIA"
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Acrylic on Canvas
120 x 90 x 2 cm
$1,350
Flowers, painting of flowers, magnolia, florist

Flower Paintings
"SUNSHINE FRANGIPANI"
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Acrylic on Canvas
120 x 90 x 2 cm
$1,350
Flowers, painting of flowers, frangipani, florist

Flower Paintings
"ROSY GLOW"
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Acrylic on Canvas
120 x 90 x 2 cm
$1,350
Flowers, painting of flowers, roses, florist

Flower Paintings
"HYDRANGEA DREAM"
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Acrylic on Canvas
51 x 51 x 4 cm
$590
Flowers, painting of flowers, hydrangea, florist

Flower Paintings
"FRANGIPANI DELIGHT"
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Acrylic on Canvas
46 x 46 x 4 cm
$320
Flowers, painting of flowers, frangipani, florist

Flower Paintings
"RED ROYALTY"
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Acrylic on Canvas
20 x 20 x 4 cm
$350
Flowers, painting of flowers, roses, florist

Still Life

Still Life
"PEACHY PEARS"
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Oil on Canvas
50 x 40 x 2 cm
$325
original artwork, oil painting, still life, still life painting

Still Life
"ZESTY TIMES"
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Oil on Canvas
50 x 40 x 2 cm
$325
original artwork, oil painting, still life, still life painting

Still Life
"CAPSICANO"
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Oil on Canvas
50 x 40 x 2 cm
$325

WINNER in Still Life category of Beenleigh Show
original artwork, oil painting, still life, still life painting

Landscape Painting

Landscape Paintings
"GOLDEN WHEAT"
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Oil on Wooden Board
20 x 20 x 2 cm
$90

WINNER in Landscape category of Beenleigh Show
farm, rural setting, country, landscape

Landscape Paintings
"MELLOW HAYFIELD"
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Oil on Wooden Board
20 x 20 x 2 cm
$90
farm, rural setting, country, landscape,

OIL LANDSCAPE
"ROLLING IN THE HAY"
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Oil on Wooden Board
20 x 20 x 2 cm
$90
farm, rural setting, country, landscape,

Painting of Farm
"EMERALD ISLE MEMORIES"
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Acrylic on Canvas
76 x 76 x 2 cm
$650
farm, irish farm, rural setting, country, landscape, irish landscape


Please note:  Free delivery to Brisbane customers, however, to other areas an additional fee for postage and packaging may be applicable.

Artist website  Go to my website
Artist Facebook    @portraitsbyjoyconnell

To view any of Joy's artwork or for any other enquiry, please contact her on Ph: 0425 204 288 or send her an email:



    

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