Beautiful Seascape by Listed Artist Joyce Clark

Posting ID : B1004957797
Date Posted : 2011-05-07
Group : Antiques

Beautiful Seascape by Listed Artist Joyce Clark

Untitled
Oil on Canvas
Canvas: 16" x 20", Frame: 21.5" x 25.5"
Signed Lower Right

I'm selling a wonderful seascape by listed artist Joyce Clark (American) 1916 - 2009. Asking: $3,500.00 OBO.

Joyce Clark was a Signature Member of both the highly prestigeous Oil Painters of America and the International Society of Marine Painters. Only a small handfull of the thousands upon thousands of artists throughout the United States can claim this designation. And Joyce Clark certainly deserves this professional honor.

Joyce Clark was raised in the famous Art Colony of Laguna Beach, California, and was educated at Whittier College and the University of California at Los Angeles. She then spent many years as a commercial artist and then as a ceramic designer and decorator at the prestigious Brayton Pottery House in Laguna Beach.

One of Hawaii's longtime premier artists, Joyce Clark has been painting the people and places of the islands since 1960. She is considered to be the "best" of Hana artists, having lived in rural Hana for nearly twenty years. Joyce Clark is known for her landscapes and "people-scapes" which seem to capture the wahi pana (special spiritual energy) of Hawaii. She makes excellent use of a palette knife in her work, literally sculpting the oil to give a three-dimensional feel to her paintings.

Mrs. Clark was a "water-oriented, seascape specialist", who has traveled the coasts of California, Oregon, Mexico and Hawaii, as well as the islands of the South Pacific, Alaska, Egypt, and throughout mainland China. Joyce Clark's first international recognition and acclaim came when she was chosen in 1958 as one of two artists representing California in the first "ART:USA" show at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The artist's work hangs in private, public, and corporate collections throughout the world and she is the recipient of numerous awards and honors.

Sadly, Mrs. Clark passed away in January of 2009, and only a few of her original works are still available for purchase. In fact, anyone who has owned a Joyce Clark painting for some time would be pleasantly surprised to learn that it has appreciated a great deal in value.

As a price reference, there are a few Hawaiian art galleries still selling the works of Joyce Clark (Originals go for up to $9,500.00, and Giclee Prints go for $1,800.00 to $2,400.00).

Here are some links to check out:

http://www.villagegalleriesmaui.com/profiles/clarkprofile.htm

http://www.hanacoast.com/Joyce_Clark.HTML

http://www.cedarstreetgalleries.com/bin/works.cgi?Artist=ClarkJoyce

http://www.thecormanycollection.com/Piecesites/RockyShore.html


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