Joy Skinner is a self taught artist whose vivid style evokes a quality of strength and purity. "One's perception is transformed and the subject matter becomes something far richer in the experience of the viewer." Joy's talent emerged at a time when her children were grown and moving on with their own lives. She loved the "Luminosity" and "Transparency" of watercolor, enjoyed the challenge of having to "Get it right the first time" and decided her biggest challenge of all was going to be adding vibrancy to this mix.

Born and raised in Brandon, Manitoba Canada, Joy found that her mood was often dictated by the weather. As a result, her paintings are inspired by thoughts of warm summer days with visions of light dancing on otherwise inanimate objects, seemingly bringing them to life.

My Studio

My studio is in Naples, Florida, where I am inspired by the beauty that surrounds me. Most days finds me with a paintbrush in hand, conducting workshops, or touring around with my camera.



Soon Y Warren

Brent Heighton

G. Harvey

Alvaro Castagne



Favorite Artists

Soon Y Warren
Brent Heighton
G. Harvey
Alvaro Castignet

Favorite Art Books

Splash Series
by Rachel Ruben Wolf

70 Watercolor Techniques
by Zolton Szabo

Watercolor Basics - Color
by Jan Kunz

Makng Color Sing
by Jean Dobie

Favorite Art Videos

Inspired Watercolor
by Alvaro Castagnet

Watercolor Impressions
by Joseph Zbukvic

Several Videos
by Tom Jones

My Family

Thankyou for all you do !!
I love you guys.