John passed away Sunday, January 15, 2011.
He will be missed.
John was born in Toronto in 1925 and studied art under the
tutelage of Carl Schafer and the renowned Doris McCarthy.
John is a founding member of the Society of Canadian Artists.
He is an active member of the Arts and Letters Club and has
exhibited with the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour.
John is known for his tremendous sense of colour that brings
his watercolours to life. He paints on location, preferring
not to sketch or photograph his subject matter. John's location
paintings enable him to capture the mood of the moment.
Throughout his career John has distinguished himself for his
vibrant watercolours depicting the landscape of Canada.
An artist's artist, John tours extensively, demonstrating his
skills at art schools and shows. Former students and fellow
artists look to him as a continuing source of guidance and inspiration.
John has had numerous successful shows, his original watercolours
are in many important corporate collections throughout Canada.
John has exhibited in many prestigious, juried shows.
JOY Saying goodbye to brother, husband, father, uncle, grandfather
and friend, John Joy is missed and will always be remembered
as a striking individual whose perspective on life was and is
still translated to everyone through his paintings and exuberance
of capturing the true colours of nature, countryside and towns
throughout the world. John passed away quietly on a peaceful
evening with wife Elsie and family by his side. Born in Toronto
(1925) and educated at Central Technical School (1940 - 45)
and the Ontario College of Art (1944 - 48), John Joy travelled
extensively across Canada, including the Arctic, Europe, Asia
and US, seeking to capture the essence of his subject with watercolours,
acrylic and oil paints, all of which he is remarkably proficient
in. For many years, John demonstrated his art techniques for
school children, has exhibited widely and had numerous successful
one-man shows from where his paintings have gone to many parts
of the world. He has shown with the Canadian
Society of Painters in Water Colour and is a founding member
of the Society
of Canadian Artists. John Joy was a longtime member of the
and Letters Club in Toronto. Reflecting on a lifetime of
fulfillment, 86 year old John has painted for seven decades
and has been called one of Toronto's, if not Canada's, most
recognizable and respected painters.
Friends may call on Thursday, January 19, 2012 from 2-4 and
7-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at
Goulding, south of Steeles). Private Interment. As an expression
of sympathy, donations may be made to the charity of your choice
or North York General Hospital. Condolences www.rskane.ca