Though primarily self-taught, Casia Joy received training in impressionistic painting at the age of 13, and an AA in Fine Arts in 2013. Drawn to the textures, movement and intuitive nature of impressionism, she continues to utilize these tools, incorporating them into her heavily mixed-media reliant style. She paints with a mix of watercolors, gouache, inks, acrylic, coffee, dry pastels, gold leaf and pen. When painting with oil paints she likes to use fabrics, gold leaf, beadwork and embroidery. Casia has always been compelled to create from her need to process and understand both her external environment and internal world. Because of the responsive nature of her work, she has developed a skill for celebrating and incorporating unplanned & uncontrolled moments into her paintings. She has also used art as a way to connect with the divine, and dialogue about things that have a deep spiritual significance to her. She is deeply interested in understanding different cultures and how we collectively and individually view and interact with our world.
Casia has taught art privately, publicly and in classrooms, and her art is on display in different homes in at least 5 different Nations. In 2016 she participated in a 9 month art residency in Norway, during which she developed a new series entitled “Rest,” where she explores different aspects of what it means to rest using oceanic backdrops that are contrasted with transparent looking line-work overlays. Since her residency, the “Rest" series has been on display in three solo exhibitions. Most recently Casia's work has been inspired by a seven month van tour during which she and her husband explored many of USA’s National Parks. Her works have begun to explore capturing the sensory experiences of a given moment through abstract imagery, as well as using illustrative flora and fauna as spiritual symbols throughout her pieces.
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- 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 orders.
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.