District Chapter 109
Metro Washington DC
Gallery: Joyce C Mayer                                                              Additional Portfolio


The Hand of Lexi
9 in x 12 in
District Chapter 109
Metro Washington DC
First Kiss
14 in x 17 in
Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay
22 in x 28 in
La Pomme Bleu
12 in x 12 in
In Abstracto
9 in x 12 in
Acadian Splendor
23 in x 28 in
Officer Jacai Colson
18 in x 24 in
Joyce C. Mayer, after a 30 year hiatus from art, returned to the field in 2015. With the sense of Rip van Winkle waking up after decades, the changes in the artistic landscape have been awe inspiring. Joyce's husband, very supportive of her art, completed a beautiful art studio in the Tristate area of Md, Va and WV. This new studio as well as attendance in a colored pencil workshop at the Delaplaine Art Ctr in Frederick Md, have both served to jumpstart and direct this re-emergence into the amazing world of art in 2015.

In the last two years, Joyce's first attempt in colored pencil from the Delaplaine workshop was exhibited upon recommendation of the instructor. La Pomme Bleu hung at a CPSA members show at the Delaplaine in 2015. In 2016, another colored pencil piece was published in Ann Kullberg's Hidden Treasures, and yet another hung at the Maryland Hall in Annapolis that summer. In 2017 Joyce was published once again in Ann Kullberg's 2017 Color Magazine collection. Joyce was the featured artist in the Wash DC chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America's March 2019 newsletter. She has been serving as art director to assist in the establishment of the Montgomery County Joint Law Enforcement Museum. With a number of private commissions and graphic art projects, the jump back into the field has been extremely encouraging.

Historically, Mayer has worked in pen and ink, calligraphy/illumination, graphite and charcoal, portraits and murals. The recent discovery of colored pencil has steered her pursuit of exploration in that direction. While a realistic approach to a subject might be Joyce's "go to" style, her love of the elements (line, color, texture and shape) tend to take a prominent place in her work. Often, Joyce will alternate an abstract for each realistic piece for no other reason than to maintain "elasticity" of the brain and keep every approach fresh. 

While Mayer’s focus was supposedly to be in the studio working this year, she was asked to coordinate in Ann Kullberg’s SOAR colored pencil workshops in the MD/VA/WVA areas...so Joyce has added those, usually 3-4 a year to the schedule. 

If the pace of the last three years is any indication of the future, Joyce C. Mayer will continue to explore the realm of colored pencil and share her discoveries with you. More of Mayer’s work can be seen on Washington County Artists’s Alley or on Facebook... Joyce C Mayer . 
PM Hendrikus Colijn
18 in x 24 in