About the Artist

Joy Brinkley-Hill is a North Carolina native. Joy relocated to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she is a Signature Member of both the New Mexico Watercolor Society and the Watercolor Society of North Carolina. She developed her own personal style while studying with nationally known watercolor artists. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Studio. In August 2019, Joy was honored as an Albuquerque Local Treasure for excellence in the arts and her artistic discipline and also for giving back to the community.

Her works have been exhibited in juried exhibitions throughout the country. Many of her works hang in various corporate businesses. Joy is represented by Warren Fine Art and Collectibles, Old Town Albuquerque, New Mexico.

"My watercolors visually depict the theme of nostalgia, while focusing on abstract light patterns. In my current series, the hard, cold surfaces of crystal and glass family heirlooms are juxtaposed with the vibrancy, warmth, and sensuousness of various fruits, flowers and fabrics."

"While painting each still life, all of my senses become engaged—sight, smell, taste, and touch. This experience translates into the process of the painting. I not only express how the glass reflects the colors of surrounding objects, but also show the transparency and how sunlight refracts into its spectrum of colors as it passes through the glass."

EXHIBITS and AWARDS

Western Federation of Watercolor Societies

Juried Exhibitions:

· 41st Annual Exhibition, Arvada, CO - June–August 2016

· 44th Annual Exhibition, San Diego, CA - May 2019

New Mexico Watercolor Society

Juried Exhibitions:

· Spring 2019

· Fall 2018

· Spring 2018

· Fall 2017 (Honorable Mention)

· Spring 2017 (Artistry of Iron Creative Expression Award)

· Fall 2016

· Spring 2016

· Fall 2015 (Honorable Mention Award)

· Spring 2015 (Jack Richeson Award)

· Fall 2014 (Carr Imaging Award)

· Fall 2013

· Spring 2013

· Fall 2012

· Spring 2012

· Fall 2010

Master Works of New Mexico

Juried Exhibitions:

· Fine Art Show - April 2018

· Fine Art Show - April 2017

· Fine Art Show - April 2016

· Fine Art Show - April 2015

· Fine Art Show - April 2013

University of New Mexico

· “Pellucid” A Solo Exhibition of Watercolors at Valencia Campus Main Gallery - April 2018

· “Fragmentary Visions” a collaborative installation at Valencia Campus Main Gallery - February 2015

Cathedral Church of St. John, Albuquerque, NM

Juried Exhibitions:

· NMWS Signature Invitational Show - December 2018–February 2019

· All Media Show - Summer 2018, Fall 2018

· All Media Show - Summer 2017, Fall 2017

· All Media Show - Summer 2016

· All Media Show - Summer 2015

Watercolor Society of North Carolina

Juried Exhibitions:

· 64th Annual Juried Exhibition – Calabash NC, October 2009

· 59th Annual Juried Exhibition – Boone NC, July 2004

· 58th Annual Juried Exhibition – New Bern NC, September 2003

· 57th Annual Juried Exhibition – Gastonia NC, July 2002

· 55th Annual Juried Exhibition – Manteo NC, October 2000

· 50th Annual Juried Exhibition – Edenton NC, September 1997

Other Shows

· Warren Fine Art and Collectibles - Featured Artist - May–June 2019

· Los Lunas Heritage Museum Juried Show - November 2018–January 2019

· Los Lunas Heritage Museum NMWS Signature Show - August–September 2018

· New Mexico Art League Juried Show - March 2018

· Los Lunas Heritage Museum Juried Show - November–December 2017

· Warren Fine Art and Collectibles - Featured Artist Show: “Heirlooms” - November 2016

· St. Marks Episcopal Church All Media Show - June 2016 - September 2016

· St. Marks Episcopal Church Miniature Show - October 2015–January 2016

· Los Lunas Heritage Museum Juried Show - November–December 2015

· Jewish Community Center/NMWS Show - September–October 2015

· “The Artist’s Obsession” - Featured Artist: Gallery at 400 - October 2015