Inspired and Created with Heart & Soul - Artist Jo Morgan
"Joy's soul lies in the doing"
Welcome to Joywise Arts
This website is created to connect you with a little joy. If you find a piece here that makes you happy, wonderful! If you find a piece that makes you so happy you want to own it, awesome! I'll do my best to make that happen. All art prints are made from my original artwork on high quality watercolor paper using the giclee process, thanks to the great people at The Picture Salon (www.picturesalon.com). The blank greeting cards are printed by Apple on heavy card stock with a semi-gloss finish.
I fell in love with art in the 4th grade. I started drawing people and I couldn't stop. I took all possible art classes through middle and high school and "dabbled" into early adulthood. I fell in love again with watercolor when I was pregnant with my 3rd child. So many beautiful colors and so versatile! However, with 3 young children and a teaching career to get off the ground, I continued to dabble. Ten years ago, during an intense personal growth spurt I picked up the brush in earnest and began to catch fire. Five years later I joined an amazing art group full of creative, lively, prolific women and there was no looking back!
I love working with vivid, saturated color and cannot plot out ahead of time what a completed piece will look like to save my soul! I work intuitively, starting with a main idea or a rough sketch and letting the process take me wherever it goes. In other words, I play and I hope the joy contained in the doing shows up in the final product.
It gives me great pleasure to create pieces of art and I am delighted when one of my creations somehow touches you. However, I get the greatest delight knowing that one of my pieces is, or will soon be, "living" in your home.