Joyce Howell is a spontaneous, intuitive painter who is inspired by the nuance of color relationships. Living and working on the Colorado River provides ample opportunity to observe color changes relating to atmosphere, temperature, wind, time of day and season. Even the most pastoral scene, when observed carefully is riotous in color, texture, pattern and value. Observation of the elements, textures of plant materials and the water as it is affected by depth, wind, light and shadow are played out with paint in the studio. Joyce graduated from the University of Tulsa with a B.S., Business Administration; B.A. from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Fine Art; and Texas Tech University with a Master of Fine Art. Joyce lives outside of Austin, TX with her husband Jim.