Joyce Trygg

Joyce Trygg

Joyce Trygg was born in Antigonish and as a child she lived close to nature at Cross Roads, Country Harbour in Nova Scotia. She surrounded herself with every animal she could adopt and find a place for in her family's small home . These pets were her first "models". Joyce drew constantly throughout her childhood and art was one of her majors in high school. She later attended Douglas College where she drew, painted, sculpted and studied Art History. While she raised her family she continued to draw and paint animals as a hobby, especially studies of horses, dogs and cats. 

Joyce and her husband now live on a horse farm in historic Fort Langley, B.C., Canada, surrounded by horses, cats and dogs, with occasional early morning visits by deer, coyotes, hawks, eagles and sometimes by a black bear. When she moved to the farm in 1994 she began painting seriously, attended classes at The Federation of Canadian Artists and spent untold hours, days and weeks participating in workshops with well-known local and international artists. 

Although animals are her primary subjects, Joyce also to paint some of the beautiful details encountered in everyday things in her life, hopefully capturing the familiar in new and unexpected ways. In 2010 Joyce was honoured to be selected by the B.C. Wildlife Federation as the B.C. Wildlife Artist of the Year. Her selected painting - "Eyes of the Forest" - is of a wary fox peering over a log. Joyce is a Signature Member of Artists for Conservation, a Member of: The Federation of Canadian Artists and director of The West Fine Art Society.