Joyce Wilson has a remarkable career spanning half a century, telling three stores. In 1961, she began to photograph children in a local Santa house and realized her earlier art training could be useful. She was soon oil painting photographic portraits for local photographers. A workshop with the legendary pictorialist Adolf “Papa” Fassbender in 1965, gave her insight into the aesthetics of photography, and her small portrait studio was growing.
Her business thrived with portrait and commercial assignments, and intertwined was a full schedule of lectures and teaching throughout the world. Joyce since 1990 has been a member of the Fuji Talent Team, and is in demand to share her knowledge and experience. Her images have appeared in advertising usage by Fuji Film, Prudential Insurance, Kodak, Mamiya America, and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
Joyce’s work is featured in solo and group exhibitions, and is part of the permanent collection at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the International Photography Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, and the Sherman Hines Museum in Nova Scotia.