The energy and passion of racing dominate JOYCE CANADAY'S paintings. She captures the THOROUGHBRED'S strength and dynamic movement in oil and watercolors. With a lifetime of professional training and painting experience, and a solid background in equine anatomy, Joyce realistically paints Thoroughbred horse racing.
Working with racetracks, owners, trainers, farms and horseracing fans, finished paintings evolve from a series of preliminary sketches and studies. Receiving inspiration from these passionately driven horsepeople and gallant Thoroughbreds, Joyce dipicts on canvas colorful scenes. Acclaim for her paintings has led to both awards and rewards.
The oil painting "ZENYATTA and MARIO ESPINOZA" is part of the private art collection of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Moss, as is the water color painting entitled "GIACOMO and MIKE SMITH WINNING the 2005 KENTUCKY DERBY."
Oil painting "STEVIE WONDERBOY WINNING THE DEL MAR FUTURITY" hangs in the art collection of the late Mr. Merv Griffin.
"DEL MAR SPLENDOR" was the cover art for DEL MAR THOROUGHBRED CLUB'S 2007 program and Media Guide. The original oil painting hangs in the corporate offices of the DMTC.
Original oil and water color paintings are on exhibition and sale at THE HOLLYWOOD PARK TURF CLUB.
After graduation from U.S.C. with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Joyce studied at the renowned ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN with the best illustrators in the field. When she first opened her painting and illustration studio her work consisted of corporate and fine art commissions from every gamut of life. Since 2001 her paintings are focused on Thoroughbred horse racing.
Always pushing and refining her artistic skills, Joyce continues to paint in the French countryside to study the colors of the Impressionist painters. This experience solidifies her knowledge of color while enhancing her ability to capture the essence of the scene.
From early commercial art work, to national and international gallery representation, Joyce has a rewarding, challenging and expanding art career. She continues to attract new patrons as she travels the race courses across the country. Joyce is an artist member of:
CAC- >CALIFORNIA ART CLUB
OPA- >OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA
and is also a member of
TOBA->THOROUGHBRED OWNERS and BREEDERS ASSOCIATION
CTBA->CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED BREEDERS ASSOCIATION
THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FAN'S COMMITTEE