Collection: Joy Parks Coats

ARTIST’S BIO

JoyParksCoatsArt@gmail.com

Joy grew up in Raleigh, NC. She attended ECU School of Art in Greenville, NC, as a painting major with a drawing minor. Joy’s earlier paintings were often monochromatic and very detailed. Her work has now evolved to include much less detail with added impressionistic and/or expressionistic qualities using bold, bright colors; she prefers acrylic paint and mixed media. She is most drawn to the Impressionist painters, particularly Monet. She believes that the beauty of nature cannot be exceeded, so she rarely looks for inspiration elsewhere.

Joy married in 2013 and moved to the coast of NC. The beautiful coast as well as Caribbean and other travels offer endless inspiration for her paintings. Her works have been shown in various galleries in NC, as well as in online national/international juried exhibitions. She is an award-winning artist whose art has been purchased for private collections in various states across the US, as well as internationally. She is currently represented by Water + Color Gallery (Wilmington, NC) NauticalArtGallery.com, and other online galleries. 

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

I currently live on the coast of North Carolina; just as authors are told to “write what they know,” I like to paint my surroundings. I have created art since I was a small child and won my first blue ribbon in the 4th grade for a county-wide art exhibit. I take a camera with me everywhere I go and like to paint from my own photographs. I have often stopped on the side of the road to photograph an unusual cloud formation or beautiful sunset. While some artists may view the world as ugly and horrible, I do not like to paint "ugly" art. I believe that art, like literature, should be a form of "escape" from an ugly world. I like to evoke a pleasant emotion through my art such as a feeling of calm or warm remembrances.... I also like to travel--I am inspired by colorful Caribbean sunsets, palm trees blowing in the breeze, ocean tides, Tuscany hill towns .... I occasionally paint abstracts but mostly paint representational art using bold bright colors. 

15 products
  • Autumn on the River, 14 x 11 x .1, Original, canvas bd.
    Joy Parks Coats
    Acrylic - 2D
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    $230.00
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  • Autumn by the Brook, 20 x 16 x .8, Original, Unframed
    Joy Parks Coats
    Acrylic - 2D
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    2058
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  • Pathway to the Beach, 14 x 11 x .1, Original
    Joy Parks Coats
    Acrylic - 2D
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    2058
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  • Oak Island Light, 24 x 30 x .8, Original, Unframed
    Joy Parks Coats
    Acrylic - 2D
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    2058
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    $975.00
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  • Moonlight at Sea, (print) Matted - 16 x 20 print
    Joy Parks Coats
    Acrylic - 2D
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  • Sea Turtle, print 20 x 16 matted
    Joy Parks Coats
    Acrylic - 2D
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  • Live Oaks by the Sea, matted print - 24 x 16
    Joy Parks Coats
    Acrylic - 2D
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  • Bald Head Island Light, 24 x 12 x .1 canvas bd.
    Joy Parks Coats
    Acrylic - 2D
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    2058
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    $290.00
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  • Sunflowers and Puddles, 18 x 24 x .8 (unframed)
    Joy Parks Coats
    Acrylic - 2D
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  • Aspen Trail, 11 x 16 x 1.5 (unframed)
    Joy Parks Coats
    Acrylic - 2D
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    2058
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  • Pathway to Salomon Bay, 18 x 24 x .8 (unframed)
    Joy Parks Coats
    Acrylic - 2D
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    2058
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  • Cape Fear Sundown, 20 x 16 x .8 (unframed)
    Joy Parks Coats
    Acrylic - 2D
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  • Water Lilies 2, 18 x 36 x .8 (unframed)
    Joy Parks Coats
    Acrylic - 2D
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  • Down by the River Again, 11 x 14 x .8 (unframed)
    Joy Parks Coats
    Acrylic - 2D
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    $140.00
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  • Waterway at Dawn, 24 x 12 x .8 (unframed)
    Joy Parks Coats
    Acrylic - 2D
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    $600.00
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