Joyce Frederick loved painting and drawing as a child. Her interest in art is probably inherited from her forebear, Sebastien Bourdon, the 17th century French artist who has paintings in the Louvre Museum in Paris. As a teenager, Joyce attended the Boston Museum of Fine Arts after-school program.
When it came to choosing a career, like many woman of her era, Joyce chose a more utilitarian career and became a Registered Nurse. She has worked as a Nurse all her professional life. Even while nursing and raising her four children she continued her study of art.
She has studied with many local and internationally renown artists, in classes and workshops, in studios and plein air. She has recently studied portrait painting with Boston artist, Robert Cormier. Joyce is an active member of the Merrimack Valley Artisans and participates in their annual show and sale every October.
Joyce paints on location as well as in her studio in Dunstable, MA. She does commissioned work as well as painting her favorite subjects - her grandchildren, flowers from her garden, animals, and people and places she encounters in her world-wide travels.