Paper, ink, beeswax, and thread tell the story of a place in Marilyn Joyce’s mixed media works.  Residing in Portland, Oregon, her interest in the natural world,  joined with a walking practice, provide parameters for her art.  Direct observation combined with felt experiences leads to intuitive gestures, mark-making, and staining that become distilled through experimentation, to create abstract place-based compositions. 

Joyce received her BS degree from the University of Oregon and her post-baccalaureate degree from Oregon College of Art and Craft.