Joyce Schlapkohl, a Greensboro native, lived in Lighthouse Pt., Fl. for 34 years before moving with her husband to Waynesville. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business from U.N.C. and studied art at the Florida Atlantic University and Broward College. Most of her applicable art training came from watercolor and oil painting workshops with nationally known teachers and published artists. Her style emerged over the past 40 years from teachers including Zoltan Szabo, Gustave Wander, Pat Weaver and John Lines.
Joyce held workshops for years for painters in N. C. and Florida and has taught art locally. Impressionist painting remains her favorite style becasue it captures and recreates the beauty of nature with brilliant light. The Blue Ridge Mountains are a paradise for her subject matter.
Her work is available through Asheville Gallery of Art, individual shows and exhibits, and by commission. She is past President of Blue Ridge Watermedia Society in Waynesville, member of National Museum of Women in the Arts, and is a member of Watercolor Society of North Carolina where she was awarded Signature Membership and award for her painting “Window Shopping” in 2007.