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Maker Spotlight - Joy Jeffreys

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Joy has been painting watercolour as a hobby for 30 years. Now retired from a busy full time job, Joy teaches art classes - which have switched to being online during lockdown - with a group of keen artists who have been mutually supportive during this difficult time.

Painting has been an outlet for her creativity and since retirement one of her aims is to promote the arts as a means to well-being.

Primarily painting using watercolour, Joy takes her inspiration from the landscapes of the surrounding beautiful countryside. She also creates contemporary mixed media works, including bespoke and highly individual personalised collages. Her two favourite tools of her trade are granulating fluid and a rigger brush. When not painting, Joy is busy with, “a million other things I love doing!”

Challenges for Joy include keeping up-to-date with technology as well as keeping her art fresh. She is inspired by the people she paints something special for and the people she teaches – “watching people grow in confidence and sharing their success and helping when it's not going so well”.

The Peacock Arts Trail gave Joy the platform to launch her classes and to believe in herself and she highly recommends other artists take part.

You can see more of Joy’s work and find out how to get in touch on our website –

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