Joy Hartl has always been interested in drawing, color and painting. Growing up on a farm in Nebraska reinforced her appreciation of nature's beauty. Throughout her life she has continued to study through books, individual classes and workshops locally, nationally and internationally.
Thirteen years ago was an exciting venture from the corporate world into becoming an artist full time. Enjoying the challenges of different mediums and subject matter such as still life, portrait, landscape and abstract came the realization of directing her passion
of painting to florals and cloudscapes. Realizing they are similar in many ways...they can both be dynamic or subtle or both in the same painting.
Joy's goal is to create paintings that reflect the beauty that surrounds us all. Her favorite part of being an artist is that she can follow her own path and dream...regardless which direction it takes her.