Saturday, 23 May 2009

Joyce Birkenstock: Theyyam Painting

© Joyce Birkenstock-All Rights Reserved

I am continuously astounded, and I daresay you will as well, by the incredible talent exhibited by the participants in my Theyyam of Malabar Photo~Expedition. And more is yet to come!

Once again, here's a painting by the gifted Joyce Birkenstock of a Theyyam in Kasaragode, Kerala. As I wrote earlier on TTP, Joyce is a remarkable artist and photographer, and a peripatetic international traveler who visited most countries of the world. She received her training at the University of Dallas, the University of Iowa, the Norton Art School, the Art Students League, and the Vermont Studio Center, and her awards, achievements and professional affiliations are too many to list here.

Joyce traveled on most of my photo expeditions, and it's always a pleasure to see the eventual paintings that are inspired by, and based on, her own photographs made during these expeditions.

Earlier posts on Joyce's work on TTP are here.