†††† ďMy mission as an artist is to bring Godís creations to life on canvas. Art is a language that many may wish to speak, but very few can articulate. I am privileged to have discovered that I have the ability to converse in the language of art. Itís been like a breath of fresh air, which has completely captivated me with its challenge. It thrills me to be able to paint flowers on canvas and to watch them bloom under my brush, their beauty to be enjoyed forever.

†††† Currently the rose is my favorite subject to paint. I try to capture the essence of the rose, its beauty and sentiments to be enjoyed for generations. It brings me deep satisfaction that as an artist, my signature makes a statement of who I am and what I enjoy to share because I love recreating beauty and life on canvas for myself and others.Ē



†††† A Yugoslavian native, Zorica Joy came to the United States in 1977, became an American citizen and a business professional entrepreneur. She resides with her husband, Duff, in Escondido, California. In September 1988, she was encouraged by her mother-in-law to try painting art compositions. Creating floral art on canvas, particularly roses, became her greatest enjoyment.

†††† She studied under Dwayne Light, Pamela Outlaw-Sarkisian, and Sebastian Capella. She has exhibited widely throughout the region and has won several awards including nine first places. She is currently a member of the San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild, the Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League, the La Jolla Art Association, and the Escondido Art Association.