Joelle C.

Joelle C.

From Paris, where she was born, to Hawaii where she has resided since 1982.  Joelle's pursuit of happiness through artistic freedom of expression and creativity has never wavered.

After she acquired her art education at the University of Aix-en-Provence, she went on a worldwide quest with a paint brush and watercolors in her suitcase.  Exploring the art of mural painting in Mexico, studying print-making in San Francisco, papermaking and the interaction of colors on Maui are a few of the stepping stones on her journey to deepen her knowledge of the visual world.  In 1975, one of Joelle's paintings won first prize at the International year of the Woman event held in Mexico.  Since then, her work has received awards and been collected worldwide.

Fascinated by the merging of cultures in a place where nature is still in the making, her voyage to Maui parallels her own journey to the heart.  On the beautiful slopes of Haleakala Joelle C. Perez found what she was looking for:  a home for her family and a peaceful yet inspirational and vital environment to do her work.  Living close to the nature she loves, her paintings reflect an intimate joy for color and light and a poetic approach to reality.

When it comes to style, "labels and categorizations simply slide off her shoulders" and a unique blend of tradition and creativity comes to mind.  She is "free to produce the most expressive, refined statement with the delicate touch of a master," giving the viewer "a fundamental feeling of peace."

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