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Joy Stanley

Joy Lynn Stanley is a painter and calligrapher residing in Macon GA where she was born and raised. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Valdosta State University.

Joy’s art journey began in 1986 as she studied watercolor with local artist, Ernie Stofko. She followed up with other watercolorists, Gail Novak, Judi Wagner and Tony Van Hasselt. After a few years Joy transitioned to oil painting with Maureen Graves Persons and, with this medium, began a whole new adventure: Painting en Plein Air! She has enjoyed many workshop experiences from the Southeast to the West Coast to Italy and France with artists Marianne Dunn, Perry Austin, Dee Beard Dean, Don Demers, Mary Erickson, Nancy Franke, John Guernsey, Cindy Baron, Anne Blaire Brown and Albert Handell. Joy has studied most extensively with acclaimed landscape artists Bill Davidson and her friend and mentor, Elizabeth Tolley.

In the summer of 2017, while painting en plein air and sweltering in the Georgia heat, a most unexpected blessing occurred as careful calculations, perfect lines, accurate color notes and several “must haves” went out the window. A new and exciting style of painting suddenly evolved.

In 2019 Joy published a collection of these new paintings in a book entitled Whimstorical … The re-creation of well known buildings, places and events which evoke fond memories and happy thoughts. These paintings are whimsical yet historical. Joy is currently working on “Whimstorical” paintings in Naples FL.

Joy is a member of the Ocmulgee Painters Society, Middle Georgia Art Association, Macon Arts Alliance and Naples Art Association. Her Paintings can be seen at East West Fine Art Gallery in Naples FL and her own Woodmerry Studio in Macon GA.

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Puttin' on the Ritz <br />
Oil on Canvas<br />
24 x 36

Puttin' on the Ritz
Oil on Canvas
24 x 36

Tommy Bahama<br />
Oil on Canvas<br />
24 x 24

Tommy Bahama
Oil on Canvas
24 x 24

3rd St Corner <br />
Oil on Canvas<br />
24 x 24

3rd St Corner
Oil on Canvas
24 x 24

Trinity Church<br />
Oil on Canvas<br />
24 x 24

Trinity Church
Oil on Canvas
24 x 24

Naples Delights<br />
Oil on Canvas<br />
24 x 36

Naples Delights
Oil on Canvas
24 x 36

Girls Brunch<br />
Oil on Canvas<br />
3.5 x 27.5

Girls Brunch
Oil on Canvas
3.5 x 27.5

Starry Night over Naples Pier<br />
Oil on Canvas<br />
24 x 36

Starry Night over Naples Pier
Oil on Canvas
24 x 36

Tin City<br />
Oil on Canvas<br />
15 x 30

Tin City
Oil on Canvas
15 x 30

Champagne Brunch at Bleu Provence<br />
Oil on Canvas<br />
36 x 24

Champagne Brunch at Bleu Provence
Oil on Canvas
36 x 24

Jane's Café<br />
Oil on Canvas<br />
24 x 36<br />

Jane's Café
Oil on Canvas
24 x 36

Beach Hotel <br />
Oil on Canvas<br />
24 x 36

Beach Hotel
Oil on Canvas
24 x 36

Cafe Lurcat<br />
Oil on Canvas<br />
24 x 36

Cafe Lurcat
Oil on Canvas
24 x 36

Vincent's Irises at Naples Beach Hotel<br />
Oil on Canvas<br />
36 x 24

Vincent's Irises at Naples Beach Hotel
Oil on Canvas
36 x 24

Vincent's Sunflowers<br />
Oil on Canvas<br />
36 x 24

Vincent's Sunflowers
Oil on Canvas
36 x 24

Marissa's<br />
Oil on Canvas<br />
36 x 24

Marissa's
Oil on Canvas
36 x 24

Hoffman Naples<br />
Oil on Canvas<br />
24 x 18

Hoffman Naples
Oil on Canvas
24 x 18

Umbrellas at the Naples Pier (SOLD)<br />
Oil on Canvas<br />
24 x 36

Umbrellas at the Naples Pier (SOLD)
Oil on Canvas
24 x 36

Bayfront (SOLD)<br />
Oil on Canvas<br />
36 x 24

Bayfront (SOLD)
Oil on Canvas
36 x 24

Bleu Provence (SOLD)<br />
Oil on Canvas<br />
36 x 24

Bleu Provence (SOLD)
Oil on Canvas
36 x 24

Naples Beach Club (SOLD)<br />
Oil on Canvas<br />
24 x 36

Naples Beach Club (SOLD)
Oil on Canvas
24 x 36

Naples Pier (SOLD)<br />
Oil on Canvas<br />
24 x 36

Naples Pier (SOLD)
Oil on Canvas
24 x 36

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Joy Stanley in the January 2021 Issue of Naples Illustrated

Joy Stanley in the January 2021 Issue of Naples Illustrated