Continuing a lifelong connection to earth and ocean, Joyce Zavorskas has exhibited in London, Paris, New York, Philadelphia, California, as well as Boston, Cape Cod and the Islands. Her recent paintings and monotypes document the constantly changing coastal environment. She paints from direct observation in nature throughout the year, hiking cliffs, dunes and waterways with backpack and easel, documenting places that matter before their demise.
In winter, Zavorskas paints studio abstract oils based on these specific sites, taking time to reflect and experiment. These canvases feature layers of earth pigments imbedded with organic matter, to further engage the viewer with the wildness of nature. She also creates monotypes and monoprints, luminous oil-base images transferred to paper once only with a manual etching press. Joyce offers monotype and etching workshops in her Orleans printmaking studio.