Artwork by Joy Newton
. "Our greatest journeys are often those we never expect, and I think my life and career as an artist are examples of that. I grew up surrounded by nature and design; my father was a scientist and plant collector, and my mother was a lover of gardening, decorating, and fabrics. Steeped in the museum culture of Boston, the stunning landscapes of the New England countryside, and the carefree seaside lifestyle of Cape Cod, my philosophy of finding art in the everyday was developed at an early age. I have been recognized for my unique style in both watercolor painting and textile design with an interesting combination- intersecting design, art and science. My work and career have evolved overtime, with a focus on farming and agriculture (living on a farm, surrounded by 23 working farms) and the beauty found "on the farm" through my art and goods. I am inspired by the shapes and colors (and value) far beyond the flavorful harvests, "celebrating the uncomplicated pleasures that fill our souls and our tables: the land, the sea, and the hands that toil in both."