Joy was born in Manchester, UK and now lives in Mijas Pueblo, Costa del Sol, Southern Spain.
She studied as a mature student in Fine Art at Manchester College of Art. After which she traveled to many countries and spent long periods of time in the USA, South Africa, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand.
This had a great impact and influence on the development of her artwork. Moving to Spain in 2000 she set up an Art Studio and School in Marbella (Malaga), teaching and painting.
This was featured on the BBC TV Living in the Sun programme, filming one of Joys workshops; Joy has had many exhibitions and worked with Interior Designers and international clients, including the Saudi Royal family, and her paintings are hanging on walls in many countries across the world.
Joy now has her studio in the historic and cultural town of Mijas Pueblo in Southern Spain where she teaches classes and workshops and exhibits her work.
She's had many exhibitions, both in Spain and the UK most recently at the CAC Picasso Museum in Mijas Pueblo as well as being represented by the Rimon Gallery, Marbella.