Josy is a Canadian artist, an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour and Past-President of the Society of Canadian Artists who lives in an oak savannah forest adjacent to the Pinery Provincial Park with her husband Gord. Josy sees the potential of “Peace on Earth” in nature when camping and canoe tripping and expresses this desire in her art. Josy graduated with an Honours BA in Fine Arts from the University of Waterloo in 1979. Last year Josy was honoured to be featured in two Regional Galleries, Sarnia, Woodstock, and her paintings have been in over 90 juried and group shows in public and commercial galleries in Southwestern Ontario and across Canada and in 17 solo exhibitions. (Full listing available upon request) Josy is constantly inspired by miracles in nature and compelled to paint and share her eyes’ interpretation with others. She often paints a close up point of view, breaking the painting into jewels of colour in a mosaic technique originally inspired by her love of Impressionism. Josy’s latest series are large encaustics of water lilies begun after seeing Monet’s water lilies at the MoMA. When you understand Josy’s paintings it will change the way you see when you walk through the woods.

2016

The Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour:
DeSerres Award
Water Reflections

– Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery, TO, ON

Concentric | 20″ x 26″ | Watercolour on yupo


2014

Award of Merit: SCA Members Exhibition

– Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery, TO, ON

Late September | 72″ x 48″ | Encaustic


2013

Mayor’s Choice Purchase Award: Paint Ontario

– Lambton Heritage Museum, Grand Bend, ON

Summer Lushness | 17 1/4″ x 9 3/4″ | Watercolour on Yupo


2012

Larry & Patricia Gibson Award of Merit: SCA Elected Members

– Halifax Club, Halifax, NS

Resplendent | 42″ x 23 3/4″ | Encaustic


2012

Award of Merit: 44Th SCA Open National Juried Exhibition

– Todmorden Mills Gallery, Toronto, ON

Reaching for the Sky | 15″ x 34 3/4″ | Watercolour on Yupo


2011

Winsor & Newton Award Open Water 86th CSPWC Annual Juried Exhibition

– John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON

Water’s Edge | 20 3/4″ x 26 3/4″ | Watercolour


2011

Finalist: Art Prize Challenge No. 61 Landscapes

– International Artist Magazine, Feb./ Mar.

Friendly Giants | 25 1/2″ x 17″ | Watercolour on Yupo


2010

A.J. Casson Award Open Water 85th CSPWC Annual Juried Exhibition

– John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON

Sentries | 26 3/8″ x 15″ | Watercolour


2010

Best in Show: Paint Ontario Lambton

– Heritage Museum, Grand Bend, ON

Reflections | 30″ x 40″ | Oil on Canvas


2009

Award of Merit: SCA Integration

– The Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON

A Pebble Dropped | 22″ x 32 1/2″ | Watercolour


2009

Honourable Mention: Paint Ontario

– Lambton Heritage Museum, Grand Bend, ON


2007

Purchase Award: Paint Ontario

– Lambton Heritage Museum, Grand Bend, ON

Aflame | 18 7/8″ x 12″ | Watercolour on Yupo


2006

2nd Place Painting: Paint Ontario

– Lambton Heritage Museum, Grand Bend, ON


2005

Wittenhauer Award: Open Water 80th CSPWC Annual Juried Exhibition

– John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON

1st Place Landscape Category

– Watercolour Magic Magazine, Aug. 2005,

Water Media Showcase

– Volume 13 F W Publications

Pinery Tulips | 45″ x 34″ | Watercolour


2004

Honourable Mention: Paint the Huron Shores

– Lambton Heritage Museum, Grand Bend, ON

Retourner | 8” x 8” | Watercolour


2003

1st Place Watercolours: 36th Annual Michigan International Art Exhibition

– Port Huron Museum, Port Huron, MI, USA

Pinery Tulips | 45″ x 34″ | Watercolour


2002

2nd Place Painting: Paint the Huron Shores

– Lambton Heritage Museum, Grand Bend, ON

Renewed Beginnings | Watercolour


2001

Public Choice Award: Paint the Huron Shores

– Lambton Heritage Museum, Grand Bend, ON

Morning Paddle | Watercolour


2000

Juror’s Best in Show: Paint the Huron Shores

– Lambton Heritage Museum, Grand Bend, ON

Winter’s Blanket | 21” x 14” | Watercolour


1999

Award of Merit: 33rd Annual Eastern Michigan International Art Exhibition

– Port Huron Museum, Port Huron, MI, USA


1998

Honourable Mention: Paint the Huron Shores

– Lambton Heritage Museum, Grand Bend, ON