Kate Ladd “Blue Witch”

  “Blue Witch” Kate Ladd Acrylic on wood When I asked her how she came to paint witches (there is another two witch paintings of Kate’s at the Joyful Jewel as well), Kate said she just had a witchy week.  “Perhaps the Blue Witch is me,” she said.  I don’t think it looks at all […]

Vangi Cathcart “Butterflies”

“Butteflies” Vangi Cathcart Colored Pencil, 9″ x 12″, framed $75 each These beautiful butterflies look like they could fly off the painting into your garden or home.  Gorgeous!  These two paintings are done in a different technique and media than Vangi’s usual Sumi-e.  Each has many layers of colored pencil to build up the color […]

Beth Bale “Sunkissed”

“Sunkissed” Beth Bale Watercolor on Board, 5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″, framed $28 A perfect little piece of original art!  Beth has captured a precious moment in the sun.  Can’t you just imagine riding fast and free through the field with this horse on a bright and sunny day! ~~~ See new pieces on FaceBook […]

Nancy Smith “Ninja Chicken”

“Ninja Chicken” Nancy L. Smith Acrylic on Gesso Board, 12″ x 12″ $100 This is just one of the of the “Dozen Egger” series that makes up Nancy Smith’s Featured Showing at the Joyful Jewel this month.  Nancy first painted a chicken for a class on focus-style painting.  She had ready models from her own […]

Emma Skurnick “Wiley”

 “Wiley” Emma Skurnick Acrylic on Calico Cloth 26″ x 26″ $500, Original Painting Emma painted “Wiley” directly on calico cloth.  She explained that she was playing with the concept of domesticated vs. wild.  Goats, remaining wild even in domestication, span the bridge that divides these dynamics.  Calico, with it’s homespun country feel, represents domestic.  In […]

Beth Bale “Teamwork”

“Teamwork” Beth Bale  Watercolor, framed Let’s take a lesson here! ~~~ See new pieces on FaceBook Follow us on Twitter @TheJoyfulJewel Call us at (919) 883-2775 Subscribe to our newsletter. The Joyful Jewel Website Connect with Owner Mariah Wheeler on LinkedIn

Sandy Roberts “Bring Yourself”

“Bring Yourself” Sandy Roberts handbound book $34 A beautiful little book, each page a gem of truth and isnpriation.  Poems by Sandy Roberts, paintings by Judith Smith.  – a poetic approach to deepening your yoga postures.  For instance on a page illustrating the Cobra posture: Bless the earth with belly and breast.” https://www.joyfuljewel.com/Sandy-Roberts.html        website:  […]

Julia Kennedy “7 Years of Paint”

 “The Cape in Summer – 7 Years of Paint” Julia Kennedy Oil paint on T-Shirt!  12″ x 10″ $95 Julia says that so many people wanted to buy the t-shirt she had been painting in for seven years that even though it was her favorite, when the time came that it had too many tears […]

Vangi Cathcart “Peacock”

“Peacock” Vangi Cathcart Watercolor,  $80            The Peacock was birthed in Connecticut where I resided for 25 years and attended an art class in Avon. The instructor was Chinese and taught us to paint the oriental way with ink and watercolor on rice paper using calligraphy stokes. The paint brush was a combination of soft […]

Vangi Cathcart “Mardi Gras”

“Mardi Gras” Vangi Cathcart Watercolor, 12″ x 16″ Framed $75          Wintering in  Florida in 2008 I joined the Venice Art Center where I attended a workshop.  The instructor challenged us to work in negative space.Which meant filling in a piece of paper with black leaving white spaces. Once that was completed we were than […]