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Welcome to Art de Joie on Etsy, where the actual realism oil painting will always looks better than the online preview! This is the place to go if you appreciate cityscape detail! Art de Joie is Art of Joy, the award-winning Chicago artist Joy Appenzeller Bauer. Please Google me - I am not one of the internet only Etsy "artists".

All oil paintings are created entirely by hand (no electronic aids) and are either composed from my own reference photography or are executed “en plein air” (on site). For more info on my process click here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtdeJoie/about/

I graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1995 where I refined traditional French impressionism and urban realism oil painting techniques. After art school, I focused on commissioned portraits for 15+ years while working in advertising/corporate…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 4
  • Joined September 8, 2009

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Windsor and Newton oil paint, canvas

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    Cityscape Oil Paintings - French Realism,...

About

Welcome to Art de Joie on Etsy, where the actual realism oil painting will always looks better than the online preview! This is the place to go if you appreciate cityscape detail! Art de Joie is Art of Joy, the award-winning Chicago artist Joy Appenzeller Bauer. Please Google me - I am not one of the internet only Etsy "artists".

All oil paintings are created entirely by hand (no electronic aids) and are either composed from my own reference photography or are executed “en plein air” (on site). For more info on my process click here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtdeJoie/about/

I graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1995 where I refined traditional French impressionism and urban realism oil painting techniques. After art school, I focused on commissioned portraits for 15+ years while working in advertising/corporate communications and earning an MBA. As a senior manager, I travelled around the world and built up a repertoire of reference photography.

Although equally comfortable with figures, I now concentrate mostly on landscapes and cityscapes, capturing the character and atmosphere of each traveled location. On account of multiple marriages, my art post 2003 is signed without a last name – simply “Joie” (Joy in French).

I currently reside in both Skokie and Crystal Lake, IL with work on display at several galleries, museums, juried art shows/fairs, and even on primetime TV (CBS's The Good Wife and ABC's Mind Games). For more information on me and event details, please visit www.artdejoie.com or facebook.com/artdejoie.

Member of Oil Painters of America.

*If you are in the New York area - you can see some of my work on display in the lobby of the American Express Building, NYC - 65 Broadway.

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