Welcome to Joy Hawkridge Art. Have a look around the site, if you see anything you like or have any questions feel free to contact me.
Joy Hawkridge Artist Statement
Joy is a self taught abstract artist who’s passion for art started at an early age. Born in Germany to English and German parents, raised in South Africa and now based in London. Her love for travel and nature play a huge roll in inspiring her work. Joy uses texture and colour to bring emotion and feeling into her large abstract art pieces.
The use of muted natural tones give tranquility and calmness to a lot of Joys artwork. Still, she doesn’t shy away from the bright playful colours that shout excitement. Joy takes influence and encouragement from the great artists of the 20th century such as Monet, Van Gogh, Picasso, Dali, Pollock, Ducamp and Warhol. Art is a never ending learning experience that Joy thrives on.
“I love using texture and colour to bring emotion and feeling to my work. I’m an adventurer at heart and I’m always experimenting with different media. I find exploring the artistic world so fulfilling. My dream of exhib-iting and sharing my art around the would is coming true.” JH