Kathleen Joyce

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Kathleen Joyce //   
I am a Chicago illustrator who works in pen, watercolor, and a format of a digital hybrid.. and most of my work consists of advertising, storyboards, and Children's illustrations.  My work is light-hearted and fun... please contact me for work opportunities or just comments!
My Website is kjoyce.net

Sunday, July 5, 2015

New Items in Etsy Store

If you weren't able to check out my stuff at the Local Goods Store, I now have those things on  my Etsy page! More to be added soon, including items that I sold out of and will make more of.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

I'm selling at Local Goods Chicago!!!

I love how every time I say I'm going to be better at posting on this.. I don't! Well I'm posting now!

Just wanted to let everyone know that I'm selling art and other goods at the Local Goods Chicago Store in Edgebrook (Chicago for those non-city folk) for the month of June, please check it out if you are in the area! I will only have the pop-up table for the month of June. They have a lot of other artisan items, clothes, food and more and it's located right near the Donegal Imports store and a bunch of other cute stores. Let me know if you do get a chance to check it out, thanks!

I am selling Wine bottle stickers that are safe for walls, prints, magnets, temporary tattoos, candles with art on them, keychains with art, greeting cards and original artwork!

(and sorry for the low quality picture, next chance I get to borrow a good camera, I will have better looking photos)

Local Goods Chicago
5354 W. Devon, Chicago, IL 60646

Sunday, October 26, 2014


SO it's been a very busy few months.. not a lot of time online, working 60+ hours a week...

so here's a post of a lot of stuff!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

"once upon a...?

"Once Upon…?"
Kathleen Joyce © 2014 KJOYCE.net
Wanted to do a whimsical story piece with a fox and a rattan ball in a woodland setting.. but I realized I’m awful at coming up with stories…. so I guess they’re running away from something.. eh?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Fishies and Paint the Town

Kathleen Joyce © 2014Created this painting at one of the events I work for (at Unicoi Art Studio in Chicago) called Paint the Town.   We relocate painting workshops to local bars in Roscoe Village.  We bring all the materials and guests are invited to drink and eat while creating a masterpiece.  It's great for anyone from total beginners (stick figure art) to advance masters of the arts.  Want to check it out or attend one? Check out the link below!

Unicoi Art Studio's Paint the Town Tour

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

New Paintings

11x14 Acrylic on stretched canvas.
Purchase the original here.

Minnie Mouse Happy Hour
24x36 Acrylic on stretched canvas
For a personal client

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wine Cork Sailboat

Wine Cork Sailboats sold on Etsy! 

Sailboats are made of wine corks, twine, designer paper and toothpicks.
They come with a painted glass mug and acrylic blue gems at the bottom

... and then ...
add your own water!

Can be purchased as a gift or a cute accessory to your workspace!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Astronaut Comission

If  you're interested in a painting like this, I'm open for commission! By the way, I loved doing this!

P.S. I know I complain every time how I never get enough time to write on here.. I'm sorry/ and other stuff... guess I should stop apologizing until I get stuff done on here!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Updates on Website

So I've been doing an overhaul on my website... still have a lot to fix.   I just finished this space painting commission on wood, and I loved every minute of it! As soon as I'm allowed to post it.. I will and I really want to offer commission opportunities for Space paintings.  Didn't realize how much I would love it!  Thanks for following and sticking with me during these dry months!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Selling new Greeting Cards!

Hey! I just started selling some Holiday greeting cards in my shop, I highly suggest you check them out and maybe buy some? Support the arts? Buy local......? Click the images below to find my shop!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Updated website and logo!

So I've been trying to work more on branding and to get a portfolio done soon after finishing 2 large paintings for someone.  I was looking for something a bit more hand-drawn, freeform and loose.  But one of my favorite artists posted an inspirational  bit about why it's important to create personal projects, I suggest you read it! Muddy Colors: Personal Work written by Corey Godbey

Plus I finally saw A Year with Frog and Toad and got a bunch of goodies (aka Marketing stuff with my artwork on it) and I have ... only a few pics. I need to get better at that.

Skip to 2:40 to see my illustration for The Chicago Children's Theatre on TV!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

What's Up Gallery and Paintings for SALE

So Whats Up Gallery was pretty packed, I'm still trying to sell the rest of my paintings, which you can purchase on squareup.
Also.... I've been spotting more Frog and Toad ads on the buses near me! Can't wait to see it in November!

Sorry for the short update.. busy busy!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

What's Up Art Gallery at Unicoi Studio

Hey guys,

 I will be showing work along with another artist in a rotating gallery where I work ( Unicoi Art Studio ) and the reception is October 11th (Friday) 7-9pm. Food, refreshments, open painting, raffles and other activities... the support would be greatly appreciated! Here is a link to the "What's Up" facebook events page, thanks! (P.S. They're looking for artists for future shows, email info@unicoistudio.com for inquiries)

Unicoi Art Studio is located at 2059 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL ‎

Saturday, September 14, 2013

So here's bunch of pictures....

Here we go... an image dump  of my Summer! It's been a crazy one (lots of ups and downs).... but now I'm getting back on track! A list of things that happened... lots of working, more work with The Chicago Childrens Theatre (I didn't get any sleep for like a month, but it was worth it)... we had a death in the family ... I went camping and got a horrible sunburn but we found lots of cool stuff and went tubing down a river... started doing these Paint The Town Tours with Unicoi Art Studio (Painting on canvas at local bars) ... I moved out for the first time into a house ... and lots of other things happened ... I didn't have a lot of time to get things done or to paint, or post, but I really want to get back onto that and start doing more Freelance work.  (Sorry for the dump...)