Joyce Geleynse, Kemptville Member Since May 2007 Artist Statement I am a full time professional artist, living in a tiny rural village in Canada. My biggest market for the past several years has been selling ACEO's (Art Cards, Editions and Originals) to art collectors who shop on Ebay. I do a lot of commissioned work for people in my area, as well as for online customers. Portraiture has long been a specialty of mine. My preferred style is realism, and I love to use bright colours, and strong contrast. Currently my favourite medium is the lowly pencil, but I am also partial to Coloured Pencil and Oil Pastels. As a devoted "country girl", I am drawn to images such as cows, birds, barns, mailboxes, chickens, etc. but am equally comfortable creating still lifes from setups in my studio. Please check out my gallery at www.zazzle.com/joyart to see a huge variety of products with my artwork on them!