Statementartist’s statement

Shapes, Darkness and Light. Living on Cape Cod, I am surrounded by the beauty of water, trees, fields and winding roads. Everywhere you turn there is a vista waiting to be captured. But look closely and you will see that there is exceptional beauty in the relationships of shapes and the contrast of their values that exist independently of the subject matter. These are the compositions that delight me... that are the true subject matter of my paintings.

Most of my work is created in the medium of soft pastel on sanded paper unless otherwise noted.

My favorite artists include Milton Avery, Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, Georgia O’Keefe, Edward Munch, Matisse and Edward Hopper.

Biographyartist’s biography

Joyce Groemmer Artwork Joyce Groemmer is an artist whose current work focuses on landscapes in the medium of soft pastel. Although representational, her paintings tend toward the abstract with a focus on the relationship between shapes and extreme values. After graduating from Bates College with a B.A. in Fine Art in 1980, Joyce was accepted to, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture’s eight week summer session. During these student years, her medium of choice was oil paint.

After Skowhegan, Joyce’s painting was put on the back burner as she established her career in marketing, advertising and public relations on Cape Cod. A pastel class in 2002 was the stimulus she needed to renew her commitment to painting... but now with the pure pigment of pastels rather than oil paint.

Joyce is a member of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod and served as corresponding secretary and publicist from 2010 to 2013. She is also a juried artist member of the Cape Cod Art Association, and a member of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and the Cotuit Center For The Arts. Joyce resides in Marstons Mills.

Magazine Read about PPSCC and Joyce in the Cape Cod View June 2013

 

Resumeartist’s resumé

Gallery
the little beach gallery
539 South Street, Hyannis, MA 02601
www.littlebeachgallery.com
www.facebook.com/TheLittleBeachGallery

Paintings also on view at the Dan'l Webster Inn, Sandwich

J.Groemmer Notecards for sale at The Little Beach Gallery, Hyannis

Juried Exhibitions/Awards
Cotuit Center for The Arts, “Unsafe - Life After 911” April 2016
Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, “Balancing Act” January 2016
Cape Cod Art Association, "Inspirations" February 2014
PPSCC "Painting New England in Pastel" The Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA September 2013
Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, "making waves" January-February 2013
Cape Cod Art Association, "Fall for the Arts" October 2012
Award: First Place, Pastel for "Translucent Wave"
Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, “For Pastels Only” October 2011
Cape Cod Art Association, "All Cape Cod", May 2011
Cape Cod Art Association, "All New England", September 2010
Cape Cod Art Association, "All Cape Cod 2010", May 2010
Cape Cod Art Association, “In Like A Lion” February 2010
Cape Cod Art Association, “All New England Exhibit” September 2009
Award: Honorable Mention, Pastels for “Beautiful Day”
Falmouth Artists Guild, “Fall Juried Show-All Media” September 2008
Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, “For Pastels Only” August 2008

Group and Solo Shows
Cotuit Center For The Arts, “Piece by Piece” August 2016
“Innerscapes”, Momo’s Food Emporium, April/May, 2015
Solo show
“Innerscapes”, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, March 4-15, 2015
Solo show
Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, "Piece by Piece", Cotuit Center for the Arts, August 2013
Barnstable Town Hall, "Shapes and Light" Fall 2011
"Shapes & Light", Nirvana, March 2011
Group show with digital artist, Barbara Braman
"Cape Lands", Momo's, October 2011
Solo show

Education
B.A. Fine Art, Bates College 1980
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Summer 1980

Affiliations
Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod
Cape Cod Art Association, Juried Artist Member, Fine Art
Arts Foundation of Cape Cod
Cotuit Center for the Arts
Cultural Center of Cape Cod