Pittsburgh Artist Registry

Jen Joyce

Jen Joyce

Artistic Category Artist
Career Level Emerging
Experienced With For-hire services, Commissions, Collaboration

I am continually exercising finding a balance of control and chaos in my life, which I rehearse in my art making process. Constantly oscillating between manipulating fluid and structured mediums, I use the process of art making as a way to cope with my life and the world around me. I am attracted to the fluidity of paint and the ease of mark-making with a brush. The unpredictability of allowing paint to drip on the canvas excites me. Structure and restraint comes with the use of ink and pencil. Though I typically plan how I want a final product to look, I allow myself to be encouraged by the process, as I practice the art of coping with the inevitable mistakes.

Local emerging artist, Jen Joyce has recently exhibited artwork in group shows including Art All Night and the Fort Pitt Museum. Jen is honored to have worked in collaboration with local businesses including Wigle Whiskey (maltmalt label) and Hotel Monaco. Jen received her BA in Psychology and Studio Arts from Kent State University and MA in Art Therapy with Specialization in Counseling from Seton Hill University. She works full-time as a Board Certified Art Therapist, providing counseling services for adults at a local substance use disorder treatment facility. Jen is loves to call Pittsburgh her home and is inspired by the beautiful landscape, architecture, and bridges she is surrounded by daily. Jen recently started painting as a primarily therapeutic exercise, but has since developed a style using acrylic, ink, and gold leaf on layers of poured resin. She is currently captivated in the idea of creating paintings of animals and portraits of the city she loves.




Aspinwall, Pennsylvania 15215



  • Drawing
  • Illustration
  • Mixed-media
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking


  • Acrylic
  • Nature
  • Watercolor
  • Acrylic paint
  • Digital
  • Digital painting
  • Landscape
  • Ink
  • Pen
  • Computer generated