ARTIST Tom Joyce will be exhibiting in the Gallery in Mountmellick Library for the month of December. In conjunction with this exhibition, Tom will present a talk on the anatomy of his paintings. This will take place in the Art Gallery at the library in Mountmellick on Saturday December 8 from 11am until 1pm.
Selected works will be examined and deconstructed and the techniques used in their creation will be explained. The event will be of great interest to anyone who paints, but of particular interest to beginners in oils. Admission is free. For more information on this contact Mountmellick Library at 057 86 44572.
Since 1981 Tom Joyce has lived in Glenbarrow. His life is heavily influenced by this mountain environment and his exploration of its moorlands, forests and river valleys provide the inspiration for much of his artwork. However, as the name suggests, Tom Joyce’s ancestral home is in the West of Ireland, where his family has had a long association with the sea and his seascapes capture so vividly that atmosphere and vitality of the west coast, to which he is so strongly attracted.
Though increasingly known for his landscape paintings, in recent years Tom has been developing figurative and still life work. Most of that work is ‘oil on canvas’ but he enjoys experimenting with various mediums, techniques and styles. In recent years Tom’s work as a sculptor has been increasingly recognised and his public sculptures at Clonaslee National School have attracted much critical acclaim. Tom has taken part in many television programmes and his opinions on environmental issues are sought after and respected. His paintings hang in private collections in Ireland, England, Italy, Greece, Australia and the United States.