GOS 2017 Featured Artist: Joy Makon

Photo by Diane Pratt.

Photo by Diane Pratt.

Location:  280 Nevins Street, 2nd floor
                 440 Gallery, 440 6th ave.
Website:  joymakon.wordpress.com
Instagram:  @joymakon


Joy Makon is a passionate observer of color and light; she explores the relationships of watercolor paint, heavy paper and contemporary reality. Her paintings are impressionistic observations of daily life through landscapes and seascapes, often with figures incorporated into the composition. Subjects come from neighborhoods in NYC, and from travels domestically and abroad. Makon employs classic drawing and watercolor techniques in her paintings. It is her unique approach to subject, composition, point-of-view that makes her work anything but traditional. A graduate of Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Joy is an artist with 440 Gallery and her work has been shown in juried and gallery shows and can be found in private collections in the U.S.