Joyce Burkholder, Artist

Joyce painting in WilnoThe award-winning art of Joyce Burkholder reflects a profound love and appreciation of the Canadian landscape and her unique way of seeing and painting what surrounds her. Joyce prefers to paint primarily outdoors on location in all seasons using oils, acrylics and watercolour... her inspired paintings capture the moments she witnesses with freshness and vitality.

For 40 years, Joyce has carved an artistic and creative life on the land, building first her 16' x 16' cabin, heating with wood, carrying water, and earning a living from her craft…to now being an award-winning artist in hundreds of private collections throughout Canada and abroad and leading painting workshops in all mediums in and near Algonquin Park, Ontario.

Joyce has developed her own personal style of painting on site with oils using flat brushes, vigorous brushwork and pure paint on a dark ground. For watercolour, she prefers a wet-on-wet background technique, and for acrylics she applies many layers of thin glazes to achieve the depth and mystery that her paintings are so well known for.

A prolific and dynamic painter, Joyce has a passionate commitment to portray the beauty in which she lives so that others may experience and remember the wilderness in its infinite and changeable wisdom. Algonquin is an area to preserve and protect... we and our future generations depend on that primal connection with nature.

Visit Joyce's studio/showroom Hillside Paintings and Pottery to see work in progress, current framed original paintings, reproductions and cards. She is available for commissions and is a professional custom picture framer... her work can be framed to suit your home. 

Joyce's Adventure Painting Workshops take place in beautiful rural and wilderness settings near Wilno, Ontario. They are designed for all levels of experience so everyone works at their own pace. With lots of demonstrating and encouragement, she skillfully guides each student from the beginning to the end of the painting process with many examples to follow, or some choose to do their own compositions using the techniques she teaches. Joyce encourages painting outdoors in nature and as well there is a large comfortable studio space provided for painting indoors...either way, it is always fun, educational and an adventure! Please go to Workshops for her current schedule of dates and more information.

Feel free to contact Joyce by phone or email regarding paintings, commissions, workshops or visiting her studio/showroom, Hillside Paintings and Pottery... located in Wilno, Ontario, Canada at 888 Wilno South Road, 1 km south of Hwy 60 in Uptown Wilno... 613-756-9283 or

Joyce's paintings can also be found at…
Wilno Craft Gallery, Wilno
Grumblin’ Grannies, Barry’s Bay
South of 60 Arts Centre, Barry’s Bay
The Potter’s Studio and Gallery, Maynooth
Art Gallery of Bancroft, Bancroft

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Hillside Paintings and Pottery OPEN Summer and Fall, Wed to Sat, 11 am to 4 pm OR by chance or appointment

Wild Women:
Painters of the Wilderness

Presetation at the South of 60 Arts Centre, Barry's Bay, ON
April 25, 3 pm to 4 pm

Wild Women:
Painters of the Wilderness

Exhibition at South of 60 Arts Centre, Barry's Bay, ON
July 3–Aug 2

Madawaska Valley Artisan Festival
Barry's Bay, ON
Sat July 11, 10 am to 5 pm

Adventure Painting Workshop
Watercolour • near Wilno
Sun July 26, 10 am to 4 pm

Madawaska Valley Summer
Studio Tour

Sat July 18 and Sun July 19
10 am to 6 pm

Adventure Painting Workshop
Oils and Acrylics • near Wilno
Sun Aug 9, 10 am to 4 pm

Adventure Painting Workshop
Int/Adv Watercolour • near Wilno
Sunday August 23
10 am to 4 pm

Adventure Painting Workshop
Oils and Acrylics • MKC
Sat Sept 12 and Sun Sept 13
10 am to 4 pm

Madawaska Valley Autumn
Studio Tour

Sat Oct 3 and Sun Oct 4
10 am to 6 pm

Wild Women:
Painters of the Wilderness

Luncheon and presentation at the Women's Art Association, Toronto
October 28