Joy Hilley Art | Thin Places
Chalk paint, acrylics, and gold leaf
The Silos at Sawyer Yards
The majority of my canvas art is abstract—to spark the viewer’s own imagination, invite conversation, and embrace mystery. I love to explore the interplay between color, light, texture, and shape. My primary medium is chalk paint. Although rarely used for fine art, chalk paint enables me to create many thin layers to gain depth and texture. Remnants of my graphic design years can be detected in the shapes and patterns—as well as in the shimmer created by gold metal leaf and metallic acrylic accents.
Private and corporate collectors, throughout the United States and Europe, have acquired my paintings for their homes, offices, and religious institutions.
Joy Hilley Art—Thin Places represents a collaboration between fine artist Joy Hilley and musician Chris Staffel. Their working music and art studio also serves as a gallery. The public is welcome to the studio during regular business hours and by appointment.