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JOYCE K. JENSEN PAINTING A FINALIST IN “INTERNATIONAL ARTIST” MAGAZINE COMPETITION

Her painting, “Two Silver Dishes,” is featured on page 15 of the June/July edition of the magazine (issue 97) along with information about her inspiration, design strategy and working process. The same painting recently received a Merit Award at the Indiana Artists Club Annual Juried Exhibition, which continues through June 8 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

(June 1, 2014)  Joyce K. Jensen is one of ten worldwide finalists in the art competition culminating in the current issue of International Artist magazine.  The Zionsville-based painter’s work is among others from the US, Portugal, France, and Canada.

Her painting, “Two Silver Dishes,” is featured on page 15 of the June/July edition of the magazine (issue 97) along with information about her inspiration, design strategy and working process.  The same painting recently received a Merit Award at the Indiana Artists Club Annual Juried Exhibition, which continues through June 8 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

International Artist features a painting challenge in every other issue of the magazine, with three winners and 10 finalists. The genre in this edition is Still Life and, according to the magazine, “The competition is designed to encourage the best talent working in the world today and is open to any two-dimensional painting or drawing medium.”  This is the third time one of Joyce’s paintings has been featured in a national or international magazine.

Joyce’s award-winning watercolors are known for the depth and brilliance of their colors.  She is drawn to the beauty of everyday objects and landscapes, in particular to how light and color work together to create form. She often works with still life because it offers the most opportunity to create her signature colors. She achieves her rich luminous colors through layering and glazing, often applying a dozen or more careful glazes to a single painting.  Recently, she has begun painting in oil as well as watercolor, and she also writes an occasional science fiction story.

International Artist includes features on leading artists in various countries who invite readers into their studios and demonstrate their working methods from start to finish.  A Master Painters Showcase, in each issue, highlights outstanding artists discussing what inspired them to paint the work shown and detailing the working process involved.  That magazine, which describes itself as “more like a book,” is for artists by artists from around the world.