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Joyce Gunther

I have a degree of Fine Arts from The University of Oregon but I have lived in Governors Bay for fifteen years, and I never cease to find pleasure in the views, the trees and the birds.

I teach art for a living and use art as a type of therapy. In particular I work with people who are in addiction recovery and those with mental health needs.

I grew up in a small coastal town in Maine. Our home was situated on a tiny peninsula where literally the front garden was the Atlantic and the back garden a small cove. The movement of tides and ever changing light and reflection is a reoccurring theme in my paintings.

Naturally one of the things I love about a jetty is walking to the end and feeling submerged in nature. There is another aspect I miss, that is, walking to the end and finding a neighbour or a complete stranger. I have met people from all around the world. The jetty is a destination.