Joyce Rowsell RMS MAA HSF MPSGS CPA NMMAS

Twenty-nine years ago, Joyce joined the Hilliard Society of Wells in Somerset and has been painting miniatures in oil ever since.

She soon began showing her work in the 'Million Brushstrokes' Exhibitions at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery in London. She has shown with them every year, and has been the lucky recipient of many of their generous Awards. She has also taken part in other exhibitions in Bristol, Windsor and Tavistock and puts on a one woman show every other year with Somerset Art Works.

Also last year she was asked to take part in an exhibition at St Paul's Cathedral in London in October 2010, to celebrate the anniversary of the opening of the cathedral three hundred years ago. This ran from 20th September to 15th October.

She showed at the New Orleans Gallery, Twickenham, London from 2nd Oct. 2010 - 23rd Jan 2011 in the Making it/Faking it Exhibition.

She has shown widely in the USA with galleries, but also with the miniature Art society of Florida, the miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society of Washington DC the Cider Painters of America and the Roswell Fine Art League/New Mexico Miniature Art Society. Over the years she has received well over 70 prizes and awards for her paintings from various Societies and Galleries in England and USA. As a result she was elected a Miniature Artist of America in 2006. This honor given to:-

"Outstanding Practitioners in the field of American Miniaturism who are consistent award winners in major Miniature Art Competitions".

Joyce is also very proud of being a full member of the Royal Miniature Society of Painters Sculptors and Gravers. She has been twice runner up for the gold bowl in 2005 and 2006. Also in 2006 she was very proud to receive the Presidents prize. In 2007 she was delighted to win the Llewellyn Alexander Award. In 2010 she received a lovely silver plaque given by Rozmar Booth in memory of Peter Charles Booth.

The miniature Art Society of Florida, the Hilliard Society and the Dutch Foundation of miniature Art have all brought examples of her work for their permanent collections.

Who's Who in Art has included her since 1996. The Cambridge Dictionary of International Biography and the Cambridge Blue Book have included her details for a number of years.

Articles about her and reproductions of her paintings have appeared in the Somerset Magazine, the Artist magazine (UK) and the Countryman.

For her external History of Art Degree from London University Joyce revised her French and learned Italian. Her main subjects were 17C Baroque Painting and 18C English Architecture. These subjects she thoroughly enjoyed.