Joyce Kramer

ARTIST STATEMENT:

Joyce KramerI am a local artist. I live in Folsom near old town. My favorite medium is pastel; however, I also enjoy oil and watercolor. I started to concentrate on art techniques in the mid-90’s. I had an opportunity to study under local artist, Gray Pruner, while attending art classes at American River Junior College. I have studied under Susan Sarback at her School of Light and Color at Fair Oaks in the pastel and oil mediums; also there, I took pastel classes from Irene Lester, a local Fair Oaks artist. I have taken watercolor classes taught by Jeannie Vodden, a local Jackson artist, and Howard Stover, teacher and curator of the 404 Gallery.

I like to pay attention to shapes and their changes throughout the work on a picture. I enjoy capturing light and color. My subjects are very versatile: boats, flowers, people, landscapes, and still life studies. I like plein air painting. Sometimes, I go out of the box–example, I had a silk scarf printed up with the watercolor work, Bamboo In Rocks.

Boats Resting
Boats Resting
Pumpkin Midst Yellow Mums
Pumpkin Midst Yellow Mums
Murer House Grounds
Murer House Grounds
Karen's Paintout
Karen’s Paintout