Joyce Sherwin is an artist residing in Sturgeon County, near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Since 1981, Joyce enjoyed a varied and successful teaching career, which included teaching at high school, middle school and elementary levels. Joyce has taught regular and special education and has also been a school counselor. Joyce completed both a Bachelor's degree and Master's degree at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.
During her teaching career Joyce was fortunate to be a recipient of the ASCD award, “Celebrating Success in Education,” nominated for the Prime Minister’s Award in Education and recognized by the Alberta Teachers’ Association, Council of School Administrators, for implementing an active research project focused on the area of student literacy. Later in her career, Joyce joined the executive staff of the Alberta Teachers' Association but prior to her work with the Association, she was a school principal and vice-principal for over a decade.
Joyce has always enjoyed her creative pursuits and over the years, has taught art, photography and other fine art courses as well as engaged in many artistic projects. Currently, Joyce has retired from teaching and is thrilled to be pursuing her artistic interests full-time which includes glass art, painting as well as photography.
Art has always been Joyce's way of having a vacation without leaving home . For those who do not understand art, Joyce would say, “Don't seek to grasp art with your mind. When the mind is still, when you are truly present, art can be felt in the heart.”
Joyce enjoys painting with acrylics and oils and has sold or gifted various paintings over many years. Since 2013, Joyce has been pursuing her interest in glass art and loves it. Joyce is also an accomplished photographer and takes on photo projects that interest her. She sells her photographs on Shutterstock.
Aside from artistic pursuits, Joyce enjoys being a wife and mother. She has two adult children. A cause Joyce cares deeply about is Women for Women, an organization that helps women move out of crisis and poverty and offers stability.
Joyce’s art is typically commissioned. You can follow Joyce on this website or on Facebook to see her latest projects. Feel free to message Joyce if you wish to commission an artwork.