Joyce Washor Saltzman lives and works in Woodstock, NY. She received a BFA from Rutgers University and further instruction at The Woodstock School of Art and The Art Students League. Joyce was included in both the 2010 and 2005 “Still life Highlights” issue of American Artist Magazine and was also featured in their September 2003 issue. Her Scottsdale Artists’ School workshop was featured in “Workshop Magazine”, Spring ’06. Leisure Painter Magazine published her article “All in the Family” in 2013.
In 1997 I began a spiritual practice that emphasized meditation. Simultaneously, a painting-related shoulder injury required me to re-evaluate my painting techniques. It seemed I had two choices: learn to paint with my left arm/hand or scale my paintings down in size so that I was basically using my wrist instead of my shoulder to paint. I chose to use 3×4 inch canvases and haven’t looked back since. I still meditate and find that quieting the mind is a similar to the silent state of my subjects. Both meditation and painting work best while being in the moment and allowing your attention to focus inward. Once inward, a whole new world presents itself. As William Blake says, “To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.”
Big Art, Small Canvas: Paint Easier, Faster and Better with Small Oil Paintings
Published by: North Light Books, 2006
Watercolor Harmony, The Tao of the Complementary Palette
Oil Painting Harmony, The Tao of the Complementary Palette
Easy Painting, Learn to Watercolor with 3 Colors
Joyce is represented by Mark Gruber Gallery, (New Paltz, NY), The Lawrence Gallery (Scottsdale, AZ), and The Aspen Group (Tokyo, Japan). She is currently serving on the board of The Woodstock Artists Association and teaches watercolor in her home studio.