Kathy Morgan, Painting

Kathy Morgan studied fine arts at Wayne State University in Michigan.  She says: Most of my drawings are inspired by nature, mostly animals and plants.  I also enjoy drawing still life.  I use mainly oil-based prisma color pencils . . . initially sketching lightly, then gently adding layer upon layer of color until the drawing […]

Tim Mattimoe, Writer

Tim Mattimoe lives in Pittsboro, NC with his wife, Karen, near their three sons and four grandchildren.  He taught history to college students for more than thirty years and was a newspaper reporter and photographer for ten years.  he has been writing poetry for sixty years but mostly since he retired in 2012.  Tim’s subjects […]

Belinda Hardin, Pottery

I make wheel thrown stoneware pottery.  The pastel blue/green pieces are spray glazed with some different glazes.  My inspiration comes from the colors of this local area and traditional forms.  Some pieces are textured with sodium silicate that creates a contrast between a blue/green palette and brown. Belinda Hardin, Pottery

Vision & Voice 2017

This year’s Vision & Voice, April 30, 2017 was so poignant, meaningful and fun!  Here are the photos that Mary L. Barnard took.  The event featured writers who wrote about pieces of art from the Joyful presenting their poems or stories alongside the artists who inspired them.

Nancy Taylor, Jewelry

Nancy Taylor was able to make beautiful sculpy earrings despite her impairments with parkinson’s disease and rheumatoid artritis.

Bronwyn Merritt, Painting

  I like to work in series, and generally have two or more themes going at one time. Most of my work is colorful, painterly figures and still-life subjects. Currently I am focusing on a floral series and another of abstracted female figures. I do have card sets, and occasionally prints are available. Past series […]

Marilyn Shannon, Writer

NC Author Marilyn Shannon writes about men in her book “In Just One Afternoon: Listening into the Hearts of Men.

Ron Thomas, Farm Scenes

He’s back at the Joyful Jewel, Ron Thomas, one of our favorites! These nostalgic watercolors are rural scenes with barns, familiar in our countrysides. Reminds me of happy times, lazy days of summer, peaceful with few cares. Thank you, Ron, for bringing those memories.

Ron Thomas, Painting

Ron Thomas, Painting   I am a retired graphic artist from the Baltimore/Annapolis area.  I studied with Fritz Briggs, Claude Croney, Skip Lawrence, and am an admirer of Andrew Wyeth.  My studio is in Cary, NC, and I try to do plein air painting when the weather cooperates.  I enjoy painting the NC landscape and […]