Well known for her freehand silhouettes of people and pets,
Joyce Yarbrough's repertoire continues to evolve to include
plants, places and many facets of nature including feathers,
and butterflies, and mandalas of intricate design. Often she
combines watercolor with her paper art for a touch of color.
Nature is the source of inspiration for my art. I cut paper with scissors to create “one of a kind art”. Using no patterns, I first cut a ‘contour drawing’ with scissors. I try to capture the ‘life’ of my botanical and nature silhouettes by creating a three dimensional effect.”
Joyce has exhibited her art in many invitational and juried exhibitions and historical venues nationally. Internationally her silhouettes have traveled to China, Poland, and Germany. Well-known for ‘drawing’ with her scissors, Joyce attended China’s 2007 International Festival of Paper Arts. Her scissors-cut paper art is part of permanent museum collections in China and the USA, and is found in homes all over the world.
A graduate of Missouri University, Joyce continued her art education at KC Art Institute while she worked at Hallmark Cards. She has also worked as a marketing co-ordinator, art director, and educational illustrator. She has served as an art show juror, demonstrated, lectured, taught arts programs, and even incorporated art as a literacy tutor. A former board member of the Guild of American Papercutters, Joyce is also member of American Women Artists, Greater St Louis Artists Association and Columbia Art League.
In 2015 Joyce will be exhibiting at the GAP National Museum in PA, the HAC Gallery in MO, Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts in MN, Highfield Hall & Gardens in MA., and Green Door Art Gallery.