FIGURATIVE EXPRESSIONIST ARTWORK – Joyce Thornburg
RAW AND INTUITIVE
I am a compulsive artist…I paint everyday because I have to!
My images are raw and intuitive. Colors harmonize in unexpected ways and exuberance often collides with angst.
Faces predominate my work, many in frontal gazes that meets the viewer head -on; faces as maps that reveal places we’ve been…or may be going.
In the words of Zorba the Greek—
I embrace everything…the full catastrophe, speaking to the human condition of joy and triumph, suffering and celebration.
Working studio/gallery at Wedge Studios in The River Arts district Asheville, N.C. 2009-current
Member of the Circle Foundation for the Arts, London
JOYCE THORNBURG WORKING STUDIO & GALLERY
The Wedge Building, 2nd Floor
129 Roberts Street
Asheville, NC 28801
or go here to see my work: http://www.joycethornburg.net/
Tags: asheville art, joyce thornburg, river arts district, visual art, wedge studios
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