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Silhouette Artist

Paper cutter who "Draws with Scissors"

Joyce Yarbrough - Biography



Two of Joyce's botanical silhouettes are currently on display in "A Cut Above", an exhibition July 10-September 2, 2014 at Highfield Hall & Gardens in Falmouth MA.   "Paper & Wire Transformed" at the David Strawn Art Gallery, Jacksonville IL May 3-25, 2014, was an exhibition of Joyce's scissors-cut paper art, along with wire-wrapped jewelry by Mary Barge.  


In 2013, Joyce was Juror for the Paper-Cuts Exhibition at The  Foundry Art Centre in Saint Charles, MO. In 2012 one of four artists invited to Stephens College exhibit, "Drawn, Cut, Torn and Pasted" in Columbia, MO, her artwork was also exhibited at the Vreden Scherenschnitte Museum in Germany, the Pittsburgh Center for Contemporary Craft, and the GAP National Museum in Somerset, PA.  Joyce was also co-ordinator for the Guild of American Papercutters Collection 2012 conference held in St Louis.  Her art is currently on display at GAP

National Museum in PA, Highfield Hall in Falmouth MA, and the Green Door Art Gallery in St Louis MO, as well as homes all over the world.


Well known for her skill with scissors, Joyce Yarbrough has also won awards for pastel, handmade paper, pen & ink, and watercolor art. Following graduation from Missouri University, Joyce  worked at Hallmark Cards and studied art at Kansas City Art Institute. Working

in the arts, as a graphic artist, illustrator, art director, marketing co-ordinator and gallery owner, her talents have been exhibited at fine

art shows, museums, historic venues, galleries and many special events.  Even as a literacy tutuor, she incorporated art into teaching

children to read and write. 


"With nature my primary inspirational source, my challenge is to show the 'life' of a flower or even a feather, and decide which medium best achieves my creative goal.  Experimenting with a variety of media, the positive and negative interaction in nature 

 fascinates me.  Whether using scissors and paper, pastels, pen & ink, or watercolor,   I see the "shape of things" before seeing color 

or value relationships."

Joyce Yarbrough - Biography
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