Fort Pitt Bridge and Downtown
Cathedral of Learning
slices of pittsburgh
Fort Pitt Birdge
Commission for Hotel Monaco
Saints in the Strip
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Jen’s body of work exhibits her process of finding balance which is rehearsed in her art-marking. Both a form of self-care, and a practice of working in partnership with clients and businesses, Jen creates beautiful and inspiring pieces, both traditional and modern.
Constantly oscillating between manipulating fluid and structured mediums, Jen uses the process of art making as a way to better understand the world around her. Her Pittsburgh painting series began as a method to familiarize herself with her new surroundings- including drawing maps and landmarks.
She is attracted to the fluidity of paint and the ease of mark-making with a brush, and the unpredictability of allowing paint to drip on the canvas. Structure and restraint comes with the use of pen and pencil. Though Jen typically plans how she wants a final product to look, she allows herself to be encouraged by the process, as she practices the art of growing from inevitable mistakes.
Pittsburgh emerging artist, Jen Joyce, has exhibited artwork in group shows including Art All Night and the Fort Pitt Museum. Jen is honored to have worked in collaboration with local businesses some of her favorites have been with Wigle Whiskey, and Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh. In 2019 Jen was engaged with Papyrus’ Artist in Residence Program.
Jen received her BA in Psychology and Studio Arts from Kent State University and MA in Art Therapy with Specialization in Counseling from Seton Hill University. She works full-time as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Art Therapist. She is currently creating portraits of the cities she loves and adds skylines as she travels to new destinations. Jen’s work expresses excitement and playfulness found in city living, architecture, and bridges.
Jen also has been creating custom modern floral preservation of special occasion flowers. For this process she carefully dries clients’ flowers and casts them in resin, creating a glass-like remembrance of the special day.
Jen is currently available for the following commissions: floral preservation, ink and watercolor landscapes.