Ricky Joyce is an Abstract Expressionist Painter born in Leicester, England. He uses acrylic paint, oils, spray paint and anything else he can lay his hands on to create with, there are absolutely no limits and no end goal. It's all about living in the moment, the here and now.
All emotions imbued by music and life experience inform his art, he responds physically and emotionally with bold and expressive paintings that embody the true nature of his soul.
Joyce's original paintings are entirely experimental and can differ from one moment to the next, it is this ambiguity that empowers his personal connection with his paintings.
Finding Freedom in Paint
Becoming an artist was a gradual thing for me, although I had painted and drawn a lot in my youth, I had never really tried to exhibit my work to the general public. Eventually deciding to leave the humdrum 9-5 hours of office jobs behind and do something more challenging, I started my own creative design business but even this creative outlet couldn’t keep me away from painting for long. Design was all about grids and organised layouts; painting was free from all of that. I found that I could create anything in paint with no rules and that’s when the penny dropped, painting is freedom and anything is possible!
It is exciting, passionate and scary all at the same time. That’s when I decided to dedicate my life to a new found freedom. Since then, I haven’t found anything that even comes close in giving me the same satisfaction. I chose to fulfil my heart's desire and ambition to paint my emotions, thoughts and ideas; it’s my purest form of expression and a great way to search the soul for those unanswered questions about life.
Exhibitions & Events
06.2019 - Art on the River Exhibition, Riverside Festival, Leicester
04.2019 - We Are Arts Hub/Shop Opening Event, Humberstone Gate, Leicester
12.2018 - Art at Christmas Exhibition, Market Place, Leicester
06.2018 - Art on the River Exhibition, Riverside Festival, Leicester
03.2016 - Open 27 Exhibition, New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester
03.2016 - March 2016 Artist Of The Month, TheArtlist.com, Leicester
11.2014 - ‘Poison & Remedy’ Exhibition, WTS Gallery, Leicester
09.2014 - WindowsOn Charity Art Auction, Sumo Bar, Leicester
09.2013 - WindowsOn Charity Art Auction, Sumo Bar, Leicester
03.2012 - Fabrika Art Gallery, Humberstone Gate, Leicester
12.2011 - Fabrika Art Gallery, Humberstone Gate, Leicester
11.2011 - Fabrika Art Gallery, Humberstone Gate, Leicester
10.2011 - Fabrika Art Gallery, Humberstone Gate, Leicester
10.2011 - Time Bar & Venue, London Road, Leicester
10.2011 - Ace Place, Thurncourt Road, Leicester, UK
08.2011 - Fabrika Art Gallery, Humberstone Gate, Leicester