Josy decided she was an artist in kindergarten. In 1979, Josy graduated from Waterloo University with an Honours BA in Fine Art. Her paintings have hung in over 95 juried shows and solo shows in regional and commercial galleries in Southwestern Ontario and across Canada. In 2013 Josy paintings hung in two exhibitions in Regional galleries, Fluid Explorations, featuring the paintings of four artist at the Judith and Norton Alix Art Gallery in Sarnia, ON and Inventive Women: Reinterpreting the Canadian Landscape the works of five Canadian Women at the Woodstock Art Gallery. Josy is an elected member of the The Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour and is Past President of the Society of Canadian Artists.