Joyce Houck

    I was born and raised in Akron, Ohio.  I moved to Palm Coast in 2005 to be near my daughter and grandchildren.  Although I have always been interested in all types of arts and crafts, I have never considered myself an artist until recently.

    Throughout my life I have experimented with all types of art.  I enjoy learning.  My friends tease me about having every art instruction book ever written, especially those that give examples of how to accomplish a technique.  I always enjoy taking on a new form of art, even though I may not succeed!

    I have taken so many art courses in my life, that I can no longer keep count.  Do you want to learn about one-stroke painting?  I can tell you.  How about sewing a hobo purse?  I can help and I have a book about it.

    My art tends to be detailed and I try to capture my love of flowers and my garden.  I see the artistry of nature as an inspiration for my work.  My interest in colored pencil has helped me to express my love of nature.  Learning colored pencil has been an exciting experience.  I have not only learned an art form that I have come to love, but made very special friends.

    As I continue to grow and learn new technique sin colored pencil, I hope to move to other subjects, such as landscapes and portraits.  My colored pencil life has only just begun!