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Joy Connell is an emerging Brisbane Artist who paints her subject with soul, finding beauty emerges from taking care of all the little details. She recently retired from nursing after 34 years in the profession to become a full-time artist. Her artworks are vibrant, lush and eye catching. Her favourite subjects are flowers, animals and people. Her art helps to remind us of the beauty of mother nature and the importance of caring for the world in which we live.
Joy is a listed artist of ArtSt, a Brisbane based platform for emerging artists. She is also a listed artist with Art House Reproductions and Buy Art Now, where a selection of her artwork has been professionally photographed and is available as reproductions. Several of her reproduction artworks have been recently snapped up by an exclusive international hotel chain.
Joy also exhibits at Art House’s Gallery 6/31 at Bowen Hills.
Joys artworks are the result of a lifelong interest in art and years of practice. In the last few years, in a desire to broaden her skills, she has attended an art residency in South Australia as well as various workshops and courses.
Group exhibitions and entries into competitions around Brisbane since 2017 have resulted in awards, sales and private commissions. Her work has sold in Australia and the UK.
Artworld Studio Portrait Exhibition - Highly Commended 2019
Rotary Art Spectacular Finalist 2019
Redlands Creative Alliance Exhibition 'Its Spring" -Best in show 2019
The Last Sentinels solo exhibition February 2020
Members exhibition Royal Queensland Art Society Feb 2020
Portrait Prize - Artworld Studio- highly commended
Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular- finalist
The Tower Art Show
The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Art St exhibition
“Its Spring” Redlands Creative Alliance, Redlands Museum-awarded best in show
For Our Love of Animals- Able Art Gallery Loganlea
WOW - Works of Women -Gallery 6/31 Bowen Hills
Glimpses of the Great South East - Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital
The Royal Brisbane Show
Mundarang Art Show Perth
The Able Art Gallery members exhibition
Lions Art Extravaganza Garden City Westfiled shopping centre
LAA Members Exhibtion The Able Gallery, Loganlea x 2,
2017 Guest painter at the Blooms 1 and 2 workshop Brisbane - Jacqueline Coates
Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital June 2017
Purple and Gold Charity Art Auction The Whitehouse of Waterford QLD
Black and White exhibition Able Gallery March 2017 Loganlea Qld
13CHILD charity Art Auction The Hilton Hotel Brisbane 2016
Able Art Gallery Loganlea Qld
Gallery 6/31 Bowens Hills
Completed several private commissions
Courses and workshops attended
2018 Copic ink workshop
Mixed media and ink workshop
Life drawing class
2017 MMFA by Jacqueline Coates
Art residency MMFA Adelaide
2016 Blooms 1 and 2 Jacqueline Coates
How to paint Blooms e- course
Support to Charities
2018 The Orangutan Project
The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Burns Unit.
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