AtelierdeJoie

Colourful-soulful mixed media greeting cards and art

Perth, Australia 24 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars (10)

AtelierdeJoie

Colourful-soulful mixed media greeting cards and art

Perth, Australia | 24 Sales

joie villeneuve

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Announcement    “Full of character, captivating, and life-expressive. Joie’s work provides a visual journey across the world on the wings of a bird. These paintings are infinitely more vibrant, though, than simple pictures of flora and fauna. Each piece captures the essence of ultimate freedom -a bird in flight- and the pristine beauty inherent in the petals of nature’s ultimate vision of love: the flower. Free and fragrant these paintings are imbued with all the emotion and awe of nature, as seen through the eyes of an artist that truly appreciates her surroundings.”

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Last updated on Aug 24, 2017

“Full of character, captivating, and life-expressive. Joie’s work provides a visual journey across the world on the wings of a bird. These paintings are infinitely more vibrant, though, than simple pictures of flora and fauna. Each piece captures the essence of ultimate freedom -a bird in flight- and the pristine beauty inherent in the petals of nature’s ultimate vision of love: the flower. Free and fragrant these paintings are imbued with all the emotion and awe of nature, as seen through the eyes of an artist that truly appreciates her surroundings.”

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About

Colourful soulful paintings and sculpture

Bonjour, my name is Joie Villeneuve
I started Atelier de Joie shortly after migrating to Australia in 2008.

For my “day job” I make functional art to support
my “fine-art”, or as I like to call it, my “soul-work”.
It isn’t for any one or any thing, the soul-work is to forget all
of those outside forces, go inside, connect and see what flows through.
Get out of the way in other words and allow for sincere and honest reflection.
I find that the two forms of art making lend themselves to one another.
Rather than go get a waitressing job, as an example,
I make a lighter, joyful and functional form of art, playing with materials
exploring ideas and yes, of course, marketing and selling.
It’s also a great way to get out in the world otherwise I’d never leave the studio.
When I am working on my “soul-work” it is as if i’ve closed the door
in a way to my day job, i’ve released myself and gone inside,
into a magical flow of which I have no words and not much is
planned and certainly not with the idea of needing to make a living.
It’s to be free with that flow and energy.
The practice that I’ve had all day playing with paint and other materials
then just naturally flows through into my personal soul-work
without a lot of thought, plan, expectation or need to be a certain way.

I love what I do, all aspects of it, and I hope that it touches you
and moves you in a way that brings lightness, joy and perhaps a
deeper appreciation for the power of art. Whether it is the whimsy and joy
of the functional fine craft or the depth behind the mixed media paintings.
Thank you for supporting an artist and keeping
the world beautiful with hand made goodness.

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  • Joie Villeneuve

    Owner, Maker

    Joie was born in Minnesota, graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design in 1991 and after having lived in New Mexico for 10 years moved to Australia in 2008. Joie has been exhibiting in art galleries and doing markets for over 25 years.

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Last updated on Jul 13, 2017
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Absolutely!

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Who makes this art?

100% made by me.