She paints mostly in acrylics and oils, but also enjoys using watercolour.
The spontaneity of bold brush strokes and contrast of light and shade are her most obvious characteristics.
Artist Joy Schmidt is married with three sons and three grandchildren and lives in the Murray River town of Corowa on the New South Wales/Victorian border. She has always loved art from a very young age and over the past ten years has devoted more of her time to developing her painting techniques.
More recently she has adopted a more contemporary approach to painting and consequently the excitement she feels when working on canvas in this way results in paintings with much more energy.
Joy’s ‘Bridal’ series captures the intimacy and emotion of that special day in a unique way and the ‘mixed media’ technique is often used in these paintings.
Her paintings are exhibited and sold in Sydney, Corowa, Rutherglen, Holbrook, Wodonga, Corryong, Chiltern, Bright, Milawa, King Valley, Wangaratta and Yarrawonga and she has received ‘Highly Commended’, Peoples’ Choice’ and First and Second place awards at Exhibitions.
Joy’s works can also be viewed and purchased at the Spiritus Gallery Yackandandah, Corowa Whisky & Chocolate Factory and Rutherglen Information Centre Gallery.