MEET THE ARTIST
Artist JOYCE ALLEN
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Art Specialty: Drawing, Color Pencil
At what age did you start creating art?
Aside from a few art classes in middle school and high school (where my artistic ability was nothing special), I drew on occasion as a hobby in my spare time. However, I didn't feel like I had much talent in that area. I honestly don't remember exactly what made me get back into art and give it another try but about 2 years ago I began to really practice and truly dedicate large amounts a time to get where I wanted to be. So I think it's safe to say that I started creating art when I was about 27.
Is your art readily available or only on commission?
As of now, my art is only available on commission. However, as I continue to build my portfolio, I will create some pieces that will be readily available or purchase.
Who / What is your artist inspiration?
I am inspired and even excited by beautiful things. By the very thought of the finished product and by seeing the end result. God created such beauty and I want to capture at least a portion of it on paper. It's what drives me. It's my passion. It's the challenge as I try to set my bar higher every time. As I've strived to outdo myself, I've realized that I am my own competition. Every time I think "I can't", I fixate on proving myself wrong. All of these things inspire me each day.