Joy Brentwood


In my art, colour and light is everything.

I strive to create kaleidoscopes of colour and love developing subtle combinations of opalescent colours to create a unique artistic statement.

My artistic journey has taken me along a wonderful path and in many different directions. Originally watercolour flowers were a source of inspiration and still fascinate me, as there is so much to see in one beautiful bloom. In landscapes, it is light which is the fascination, light filtering through trees, falling on grass and leaves and flowers.

Soft pastels are a favourite medium and the use of oil pastels and soft pastels on a ground of black wet-and-dry sandpaper often creates a jewel-like effect.

I also delight in the magic of watercolour (my first love) and love experimenting with the magical effects of watercolours on unusual supports such as Yupo and canvas.

Our move to Phillip Island has opened up a whole new world of seascapes and wildlife – watch this space!

I am a signatory member of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists (AGRA), a member of the Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia and a member of the Artists Society of Phillip Island. Ian Pascoe and I recently had a successful exhibition at Quadrant Gallery in Hawthorn (

A visit to the studio that Ian Pascoe and I share at Rhyll, can be arranged by calling 0412097644, or you may prefer to visit my website or email me.