About the artist
The Dutch artist Joyce Balk is a specialist in monumental Trompe l ‘oeil. These very realistic, large scale, optical illusion paintings, mostly murals and ceilings, can be found in many parts of the world.
Joyce started her painting career in the eighties and soon she was commissioned decorations in villas, castles, hotels, restaurants etc. by both private clients and entrepreneurs. Many clients suggested that they would be interested in buying canvasses by Joyce.
So after working in commission full time for many years Joyce started to take some time of from the large scale projects and scaffoldings to work behind her easel in the privacy of her studio to work on a smaller scale on canvas. She integrates realisme and some trompe l ‘oeil details in most paintings.
The latest production, a series of ‘kitchen’ paintings, you can see on this site. They are partly hyper realistic and partly ‘abstract’.The original paintings are executed in oil on canvas. They are also available in print. These artprints come in an edition of 10 pieces, signed and numbered by the artist.