artist statement & biography


My paintings are a visual exploration of my personal feelings, represented through my environment and experiences. 

Although nature is often my subject, I do not seek to replicate it, rather to create an altered representation of the world as seen through my minds eye. A place where color, texture, nature and form combine to elicit feelings of calm, unrest, joy, love, contemplation. Emotions we experience when affected by external sources


Joyce Gehl is an artist best known for creating sensuously atmospheric work by blending photography, paint, and either resin or encaustic. Her art has been featured in exhibitions in Seattle, Atlanta, Santa Fe and Scottsdale. She is included in corporate and private collections in the United States and South America. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from UC Santa Barbara and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Joyce works in her Orcas Island  studio in the San Juan Islands.

Selected list of exhibits

2019   Patricia Rovzar Gallery, The Wanderess, Seattle

           Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 25th Annual Group                              Exhibition, Seattle, WA

2018   Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Softly Falling, Seattle

           Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 24th Annual Group                              Exhibition, Seattle, WA

2017   Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Dondolare, Seattle

           Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 23rd Annual Group                              Exhibition, Seattle, WA

2016   The Marshall Gallery,

               Window to Nature, Scottsdale

2015   Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seeds, Seattle, WA

2014   Patricia Rovzar Gallery, The Way Through,


 Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 22nd Annual Group                     Exhibition, Seattle, WA

2013   Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 21st Annual Group          

               Exhibition, Seattle, WA
           Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Forgotten Garden, Seattle, 

2012   Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Filtered Dreams, Seattle
           Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 20th Annual Group    

               Exhibition, Seattle
           Selby Fleetwood Gallery, Winter Gatherings Group                Exhibition, Santa Fe NM

2011   Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Flight of the Caterpillar,    

           R&F Encaustics, April Artist of the Month
           Pryor Fine Art, Introductions, Atlanta GA
           Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Annual Group Show,                            Seattle

2010    Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Invasive Beauty, Seattle, 
            Patricia Rovzar Gallery, group exhibition, Seattle
            The Building, West Seattle Art Walk, Seattle, WA

2009    Patricia Rovzar Gallery, group exhibition, Seattle
            Western Bridge, Poncho Invitational Fine Art                           Exhibition, Seattle
            The Building, West Seattle Art Walk, Seattle, WA

2008    The Building, Group Holiday Show, Seattle, WA

2007    Pratt Fine Arts Center, UW Medical Center,                             Seattle, WA
            Matt’s in the Market, Seattle WA, 2006

1985    Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA

1984    Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA


Gehl Design Inc., Illustration and Design, 1989 – 2008


St Clare Hospital
True Family Womens Cancer Center
UW Hospital and Medical Center
Franciscan Health System, St Claire Hospital
Bellevue Club, Seattle WA
Swedish Hospital, Seattle WA
Good Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup WA
The Larrabee Center, Bellevue WA
Carol Milgard Breast Center, Tacoma WA
Il Topello, Umbria, Italy
Alexandria Nicole Cellars, Prosser WA
Backyard Idea Garden, Auburn WA
Salumeria on Hudson, Seattle WA
Corus, Woodinville WA
Vina Wine Bar, Seattle WA
Delaurenti, Seattle WA


1986    Art Center College of Design, BFA, Art
1979    University of California at Santa Barbara, BA, Art History


Pratt Fine Arts Center, 2004-2007
Studied under Anne Siems, Judith Kindler, Larry Calkins