Joy Clark Hill moved to Hot Springs Village from Texas with her husband after retiring in 2007. Active in art, music and gardening, she was commissioned as a young artist to design and paint floral designs for the Peter Popovitch Clothing Line, during the time when hand-painted clothing was all the rage.
Having retired as an interior designer and enjoying many forms of art, she gained a particular fondness for acrylics, abstracts, and contemporary collage and mixed media. Her paintings are distinguished by deliberate and often expressionistic strokes of very vibrant and energetic colors. She often incorporates hand-painted papers, polymer clay medallions, rocks and more in her compositions. Of particular interest is combining texture and the juxtaposition abstract and realism in the same painting. There is often a meaningful story behind the works, which is presented on the back side of the canvases.
Says Hill, “With my surround sound playing easy listening music and brush in hand, I am very happy in my studio.” A member of Brush Strokes, she is working on two large abstract paintings to enter in the Brush Strokes Woodlands Exhibition 2018.
Arkansas native Caryl Joy Young has pursued her interest in art all of her adult life, including visits to museums in 50 countries. After moving to Hot Springs Village with her husband Terry, Caryl Joy has immersed herself in art, focusing on art courses at the National Park Community College in Hot Springs and on workshops, including studies with the late pastel artist Maggie Price, Albert Handell, Robert Moore and most recently with Arkansas artist Matt Coburn. Young co-operated Gallery 726 at 726 Central Avenue in downtown Hot Springs, Arkansas, from 2009 to 2013, with two other artists of The Monday Studio.
Young’s works are known for their colorful and contemporary character. Recently she has been enjoying working in oils and applying the layers with a palette knife while she listens to country music. Later this year she will be participating in an exhibition at Garvan Woodland Gardens.
Her art is in private collections throughout the United States. She is also a member of the Arkansas Pastel Society. You can see more of her art online at www.caryljoyyoungartist.com.
Young's "Blue River"