Joy D’Orsay is a New York City artist who lives and paints in Brooklyn, NY. Working for more than 35 years at her craft, she is a self taught painter and has created vibrant paintings which are as alive as the world she lives in. The works are of varying sizes on canvas and paper and incorporate collage style art using acrylics and inks.
With bold, iconic images, aggressive colors, and free fall design, D’Orsay paints individual stories for the viewer to interpret as he or she chooses. She injects whimsy and pop into the hardness of urban life resulting in images that are striking and alive, immediately transporting the viewer into the canvas and on the unique journey each painting represents. There is no beginning, middle, or end but rather a spontaneous flow of ideas simultaneously meeting to present a complete story to the viewer.
D’Orsay’s work is inspired by the Beat writers, the Bohemian artists of Greenwich Village, and the expatriates of Paris at the turn of the last century–writers whose literary journeys she grew up reading.