Joy Parks Coats Artwww.ArtPal.com/joyparkscoatsart
I was born and have always lived in North Carolina. I currently live on the coast. I take a camera with me everywhere I go and like to paint from my own photographs. I also like to travel-I am inspired by colorful Caribbean sunsets, palm trees blowing in the breeze, ocean tides, unusual cloud formations.... I occasionally paint abstracts but mostly paint realism using bold bright colors. My preferred medium is acrylic paint, but I sometimes branch out into watercolors or mixed media. My favorite artists: Michelangelo, Monet, Pollock....
I attended East Carolina University School of Art in Greenville, NC (painting major and drawing minor).
Memberships: Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC; Plein Air Painters Group, Raleigh, NC; Wilmington Art Association, Wilmington, NC; Collage Artists of Wilmington, Wilmington, NC; Associated Artists of Southport, Southport, NC