About Joyce

Joyce Lazzara was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. She currently resides on Anna Maria Island with her husband Bennie. Joyce studied Fine Art at the University of South Florida and has been an established artist for over 45 years. Her extensive training includes studying with master painters Juan Ignacio Sardi in Spain, Daniel Green, David Leffel, Nelson Shanks, Joyce Pike, Michael Del Priore and Robert Johnson.

Joyce currently works in oils and acrylics, but has used a variety of mediums during her career as an artist.   Joyce and her husband have traveled the world together and she has used her artwork to share the essence of the beauty of the places she has seen. Her use of vibrant colors, play on light and shadows, and eye for capturing the entirety of a scene have earned her national and international recognition. Her work embodies an honest, uncompromising quality that demonstrates the discipline and energy she invests in all that she creates. She is available for commissioned work and currently works out of her studio and gallery (J.Lazzara Gallery on Pine) on Anna Maria Island, Florida.

Joyce’s international recognition includes being awarded 2nd place in the International Artist Magazine “Flowers and Garden Competition” and being included in the Master Painters of the World, United States Showcase. Nationally, she was selected as a finalist in the American Artist Magazine Cover Competition. Joyce was one of 100 artists chosen to be published in “How did you paint that?” 100 Ways to Paint Flowers and Gardens – Volume I.  Her contribution was one of the elements included in an article written about her in Tampa Bay Magazine titled “Within the Eye of an Artist”.   She was also a finalist in the landscape category in the American Artist Magazine.

Selected exhibitions of Joyce’s artwork include the Miami Museum of Science and Space Transit Planetarium, the National Exhibition in Michigan and the Invitational Riviera Art Show in Miami, Florida. Joyce is also a “Signature Artist”, with the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, her work was selected for the “Best of America”, show for eight years in a row and has won four awards, two for “Best use of Light”. She is also a member of the American Society of Portrait Artists, a member of The Allied Artists of America, Inc. and a member of The American Artists Professional League, Inc.

Original paintings by Joyce Lazzara are available for purchase on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/JLazzaraGallery?ref=l2-shopheader-name!  You can also contact us at JoyceLazzaraArt@Gmail.com or (941) 243-3997 to purchase anything that you have seen in the gallery or from the following pages; Cayman Lazzara, Giclées For Sale, and Originals For Sale.


One Comment on “About Joyce

  1. Sunny Rogers

    Can you recommend an oil painting instructor in Tampa? I would call myself an advanced beginner

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