Joy Rave

Joy Rave is a native of Beaufort. Inspired by the beautiful views from her waterfront home, she began drawing at an early age. For years she had private lessons, with oil as her primary medium; at age 13, Joy won her first award.

Always searching for new avenues of expression, Joy spent time studying graphic arts, interior design, stained glass, and art history. 

After a sabbatical raising a family and traveling the country during her husband’s Army career, Joy found a new passion creating abstract works using alternative processes. With acrylics on canvas – she drips, pours, splashes, pools, and scrapes the surface – striving to capture emotions through brilliant color.