‘Introducing Joy’ is a journey to the familiar places the artist Joy Thompson calls home. Having lived in Jamaica for seven years, the British-born Joy attempts to reconcile her life as a busy Londoner with what has become her cherished Jamaican dream.
The exhibition housed at 1a Nevern Place (home of the Earls Court Festival and Community Trust) showcases the landscapes, faces and lifestyle that shape Joy’s world including the nostalgic views of Old Brompton Road, to the serene backdrop of Mammee Beach, Jamaica.
This exhibition is a visual celebration of all that is evidently unique about these two places but through the artist’s gaze.Formerly a clothing designer, Joy has continued to develop a keen interest in other art forms. In 2002, she graduated with a degree in fine art from Central Saint Martins school of Art and has made a successful transition to Painting. Joy works predominantly in oils, but is also experienced in different mediums including mosaics and fabrics, and often creates commissioned works.
She has been an Earls Court resident for over 20 years and has exhibited her beautiful paintings as part of the Earls Court Festival, at local art hotspot Gallery 286 and even as part of the mayoral collection in the Mayor’s parlour at RBKC’s Town Hall. Now Joy has created her first solo exhibition; ‘Introducing Joy’.
The exhibition will take place from 8th to 10th April 2011, at 1a Nevern Place, Earls Court, SW5 9NR.
For viewing times please, please log on to www.joythompson.co.uk or send an email to Natalie.firstname.lastname@example.org.