Born in a small town on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore, artist Joyce Trygg now resides on a farm in historic Fort Langley with her husband and assortment of dogs, cats and horses.
She began drawing as a child, majored in Art at school and attended Art classes at Douglas College, excelling at drawing, painting, sculpture and Art History.
As a young woman Joyce painted portraits of children, horses and pets, initially for her own enjoyment. Many commissioned works followed.
In 1999 Joyce joined the Federation of Canadian Artists. She began entering juried shows, attended workshops with many prominent Canadian and American artists., and joined the Fraser Valley Chapter of the F.C.A.
Joyce attended two wildlife workshops at Toni and Paco Young's Beartooth School of Art in Montana with Terry Isaac. Paco Young and Daniel Smith were guest lecturers. Then came workshops at Wildstreak Art in Penticton with Terry Isaac, John Banovich, Daniel Smith and John Seerey-Lester.
In 2007 Joyce was accepted as an Associate member of Women Artists of the West.
In 2010, Joyce was named B.C. Wildlife Federation Artist of the Year.
Joyce's paintings can be viewed at the Birthplace of BC Gallery in Fort Langley, B.C., Canada.