Joyce describes her style as painterly realism in oil. She strives for clear color, a strong focal point, and a good design.
“Living in Western N. C. provides all the subject matter one could ever desire. We are surrounded by our beautiful natural world.” She paints the landscape, flowers, animals, still life, and any subject with interesting light and shadow. She hopes to convey the emotional response to the painting that she felt in painting it.
She is currently in four galleries: Twigs and Leaves, Seven Sisters in Black Mountain, Asheville Gallery of Art, and J Gabriel in Cashiers.