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The Library will be CLOSED
MONDAY, February 18, 2019
for Family Day!
Art Display at Champlain Library
Joyce Pihl has been a painter for almost 45 years. She was born in the U.S. and studied drawing and painting for most of her adult years. Ever since she could remember she seemed to always have a crayon or pencil in her hand copying photos from newspapers, magazines or any image she could get her hands on.
Her first set of oil paints was given to her at the age of ten by her professional photographer aunt and the rest is history. She took every drawing and painting class in elementary and high school. From there she went on to university where she received a BA in Art History and Studio (drawing and painting), then an MA in Art History and Painting.
From graduate school she then moved to Montreal in 1966 and taught at 32 years at Dawson College in Montreal, in the Visual Arts Department. During her teaching career she was a single parent raising two sons. During this time period she also received a diploma in Art Therapy from Concordia University. She retired from teaching in 2001 and in 2007 moved to Eastern Ontario.
She became an artist because she loved interpreting what she saw in nature. Also, as a young girl she became an amature photographer when she was first given a camera at age of ten – a brownie camera. She used the images as a reference to work from which she still does today. She must have well over 25,000 or more images between her iPad, iPhone and lap top plus photos printed over the decades.