"I believe that my path towards some type of artistic endeavor was inevitable, as my father was an artist, my parents met in an art class, I majored in Art History and Theory in college, was fortunate to work in the Education Department of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and, later, was instrumental in getting Art at the Main established.
My personal artistic exploration began after moving to Utah when I took my first fine arts classes through the Life-Long Learning program offered by the University of Utah, joined the Utah Watercolor Society, and enrolled in its many sponsored workshops.
I soon discovered that I love to paint and love getting lost in the creative process. Experiencing that zone of not knowing about anything around me, and of time standing still while I explore endless variations created by applying paint to paper was exciting to me. Although I tried working with oil, acrylic, pastel and monoprints, watercolor became my favorite medium, and expression through color became my goal. In my work you will see that I prefer to use bright, bold, and brilliant color in all that I do. I paint what I think is interesting, or is a personal challenge to me, and do my best to create the essence of my subject. My brushwork may vary from tight to loose, but my interpretation is generally based upon realism. I know that the pursuit of artistic expression is a lifelong adventure of possibilities, its greatest reward is learning to see in a different way, and discover beauty even in the smallest subject.”
Joy Nunn founded Art at the Main in 2006, and is currently a Director and active artist member. She has also been an officer and continues to be a member of the Utah Watercolor Society.
Joy Nunn’s paintings have been juried into numerous UWS and independently sponsored art shows where she has won numerous awards for her work. Further examples of her work can be seen at Art at the Main gallery, SLC, UT, the Celtic Bank, SLC, UT, the Utah Department of Labor, SLC, UT, Jones Waldo law offices, SLC, UT and in various private collections.