Joy launches a new body of work which has been two years in the making.

New Work

Solo Exhibition previewed and exhibited at Woodend Scarborough

The First Resort 12 Oil Paintings and a publication highlighting landmark sites which are part of Scarborough’s Urban Renaissance. Each site has been carefully chosen for the story it has to tell about the town’s heritage, culture and quality of life, visually recording many of the positive changes in the economic environment. 

The First Resort Booklet containing illustrations of the paintings and information about the sites and has been produced in collaboration with no less than eleven key figures of the town, including Derek Bastiman Leader of the Conservative Group Scarborough Borough Council, Lord Derwent Patron of Scarborough Museums Trust, Tony Peers Entertainment and Concert Impresario, Tom Pindar OBE, and Nick Taylor Renaissance and Investment Manager. The booklet is a gift to all those who attend the exhibition. 

The paintings are completely different from the glass paintings of the Magic of Scarborough, as Joy takes her work to a new level. 

For images of The First Resort paintings and prints please go to the galleries page.

Solo Exhibition previewed at Woodend Scarborough

The Magic of Scarborough, Series 1

Preview at Woodend

My body of work called ‘The Magic of Scarborough’ was produced in collaboration with the late Max Payne MBE, freeman of the borough, fundraiser and photographer, whose photographs of Scarborough inspired me to choose the subject matter of these canvases.Max became a wonderful friend and adviser, whose influences contributed greatly to my success. ‘The Magic of Scarborough’ paintings offer a dreamlike celebration of some of the most important places and landmarks of Scarborough. Each of these eight large scale paintings sold for an attractive four figure sum. My market research tells me that they were purchased as investments. Prints are available


previewed and exhibited at Coast Gallery, Cloughton

The Magic of Scarborough, Series 2

Four more paintings which complete the series The Magic of Scarborough were previewed at an Open Day at Coast Gallery attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Scarborough 2010/11.

All at Sea
Oil on Canvas
80 x 100cm plus frame

Light Fantastic
Oil on Canvas
130 x 100 cm plus frame

Captain's Table
Oil on Canvas
70 x 100 cm plus frame

Oil on Canvas
70 x 100 cm plus frame

During the course of this exhibition, Joy produced a smaller oil painting called Burniston Picnic, which she asked Coast Gallery to raffle to raise funds for the Samaritans. The raffle was a big success and raised £350. A cheque for this amount was presented to Lady Heather Ayckbourn, Patron of the Samaritans. The winner of the raffle received the finished painting, Burniston Picnic.

exhibition at Yorkshire Wolds Gallery, Staxton, North Yorkshire

Yorkshire Wolds Gallery Staxton

After the Preview, I moved "The Magic of Scarborough" to The Yorkshire Wolds Gallery where, as a result of spending eight days talking to all the visitors, I was able to obtain useful information for my market research. The exhibition was well attended by people who came from different parts of Yorkshire as a direct result of articles about my work covered locally by the Scarborough Evening News and nationally by the Yorkshire Post.

I met many interesting people and received encouraging and positive feedback. There was even a boy aged 6 with his family who said he was going home to paint flowers for his mum - through glass - and he did. If you would like to see Adam’s picture click here.