Born in a small town on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore, artist Joyce Trygg now resides on a farm near historic Fort Langley in British Columbia with her husband and assortment of dogs, cats and horses.
Joyce began drawing as a child, majored in Art at school and attended Art classes at Douglas College, excelling at drawing, painting, sculpture and Art History. She has attended painting workshops by Terry Isaac, Paco Young, Daniel Smith, John Banovich and John and Suzie Seery-Lester.
Joyce’s love of animals is evident in her paintings. She hopes that portraying these animals will help to make the viewer appreciate, preserve and feel connected to wildlife and to nature.
She has been accepted in many juried shows and has won numerous awards. In 2010 she became the BC Wildlife Federation’s Artist of the Year for her painting ‘Eyes of the Forest’.
She is a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and an associate member of Women Artists of the West. Joyce’s work has been exhibited at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery since 2002 and she is often on site demonstrating her painting.