Casia Joy is a 20something artist who grew up in a foggy beach town on the Northern Coast of California. Growing up adjacent to the restless ocean, redwood & eucalyptus filled forests, and creative, nation-filled city of San Francisco has largely influenced her inspiration and the content of her paintings. She was homeschooled all throughout high school alongside her four other siblings by both parents in a household always filled with music and art.
"Inspiration has always been anywhere I direct my gaze or thoughts.
I cannot get away from the deep desire to create.
Painting is my delight.
If I had it my way, I’d paint all day everyday.
I can’t paint fast enough
to get all the images and inspirations that pass through my heart
onto canvas before more come.
I have created as long as I can remember and am continually creating, adventuring, growing and learning to love limitlessly; much of my art is about displaying the unhindered love of God… especially my personal experiences of that limitless love, and I am constantly learning at a greater depth how to love people in the same way.
My favorite quote by Vincent Van Gogh perfectly sums up what I believe at the core of what I do...
“There is nothing more artistic than to love others."
I love that creativity allows a person to express their identity and the way they see the world. I long for people to experience the same freedom and peace in their lives in doing what they love that I have by painting and doing what I love; freely living and freely loving.
My art is synonymous with who I am, what I am about and what I as a person carry with me:
joy, peace, a passion for justice and quality of life,
an adoration for unique faces and integritous character,
a love for color and textures, a delight for nature, for beauty, and for people,
a delighted fascination for different cultures and how we collectively and individually view the world,
and my sweet God and creator…
These are a few of the things that give me smile wrinkles and inspire me, my loves and the things that delight me. That is what my art is about and why I create."
. . .
Please contact me with any questions or comments; I love your feedback. But before messaging me with your questions, take a quick look below at our FAQ to see if your questions haven't already been answered! :}
You can also sign up for my enews and get invitations to upcoming events through the sign up link at the bottom of every page.
And you can follow me on any of my social media sights, also below.
How much do you charge for a commission?
My "Policy & Price List" section under the "Commissions" tab has my example price list. If you want to inquire further about specific sizes and prices, feel free to message me.
“Giclee” is a french word that means: A spray or spurt of liquid.
Essentially it is a printmaking process in which the print is made by spraying paint onto the surface to recreate the original image. It is now a standard way of making high quality reproductions of art pieces.
Whenever a Giclée is ordered from me, as a standard I always paint directly on top of the canvas print to add texture and embellish the richness of color. In that way each Giclée is a unique hand painted and slightly differing version from the original.
- How long does it take for a commission to be completed?
This will vary greatly depending on the size, medium and specific details of each request. The quickest I have taken was 1 week & the longest was 4 months. On average it is pretty standard for each commission to take roughly 3-5 weeks.
- Can you accommodate a rushed commission?
I have worked with several rushed requests that needed to be finished before a specific date. For an additional charge, I can accommodate most rushed times, though nothing under 1 week.
Watercolor paintings have no drying time to consider so they are most ideal for rushed requests, while oil paints take roughly a week to dry, so 2 weeks would be the soonest possible that an oil painting would arrive.