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 CSPWC (Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour), the OSA (Ontario Society of Artists) and is an Elected Member, Honorary Member and Past President of the SCA (Society of Canadian Artists).

Her work graced the cover of the October 2012 issue of Watercolor Artist Magazine, and was the subject of a feature article, “The Surface of Light”. She was published in International Artist’s Magazine in 2011, 2006, 2004 in a feature article, White Light” , in 2001 in the Canadian Showcase for Master Painters of the World and in the Magazine’s book, “100 Ways to Paint Favorite Subjects”.Her most recent awards include the 2014 Award of Merit – SCA Members Exhibition, Etobicoke, 2013 Mayor’s Choice Award, Paint Ontario, 2012 Larry & Patricia Gibson Award of Merit – SCA Members Exhibition, Halifax, 2012 Award of Merit – 44th Annual SCA Open National Juried Exhibition.

Josy lives in an oak savannah forest adjacent to the Pinery Provincial Park with her husband Gord. Their growing family enjoys being together especially canoetripping in the wilderness. Josy is constantly inspired by miracles in nature and compelled to paint and share her eyes’ interpretation with others. While nature is the inspiration for Josy’s work, sunlight is the primary subject of her paintings. Josy paints sunlight’s effects on colour. Her watercolour paintings are created using an original technique of dividing the paper’s surface into jewels of transparent colour that overlap to create more colour fragmentation. Her watercolours on yupo are painted in a subtractive technique Josy developed. Currently Josy has been painting an Encaustic Series. When you understand Josy’s paintings it will change the way you see when you walk a forest trail or travel a river.