Joyce McJilton Dwyer

Painting and Drawing

Artist Statement

Joyce McJilton Dwyer is a watercolor painter and pen and ink artist with twenty seven years’ experience working in full size watercolors and drawings, as well as 1” scale watercolor paintings.  Joyce does commissioned house portraits as watercolors or drawings.  She has work in private collections in the U.S., England, Germany and Denmark and is a member of the Concord Art Association and the New Hampshire Plein Air painters.  She enjoys working both in the studio and outdoors.  Joyce teaches watercolor to community education students in Acton, Massachusetts; Acton Council on Aging; Carlisle Recreation Department and private students.  Her work is realistic and peaceful, focusing on color, light, shadows and reflections in landscapes and waterscapes as well as architecture.  Nature is a prominent inspiration.  She hopes the viewer will notice the natural landscape that surrounds us every day and to see more of the world around us and its beauty.

The artist received her watercolor education at the deCordova Museum School, Lincoln, MA—studying watercolor painting with Marjorie Glick and Ival Stratford Kovner.  Other art education was from Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI—MA in Art Education and BA in Studio Art and Arts & Crafts as well as video art at Creighton University, Omaha NE, Television as Abstract Art, a seminar.  Additional artists Joyce has studied with are Marilyn Swift, Paul George, Eleanor Meldahl, Cindy Tavernese, Barry Van Dusen and Nancy Sargent Howell.