About the Artist
Joyce LaBaw worked as a mechanical engineer for 31 years.  After retiring in 2014, she was able to indulge, develop and explore her acrylic painting skills.  She feels blessed to have received much encouragement and positive feedback from her family and the community.  Joyce has lived in Austin for over 25 years and finds much of her inspiration in the local scenery as well as personal memories and experiences.

Joyce serves on the board of the Creative Arts Society, as Vice President.  She  appears in the June 2017 KLRU Austin PBS short feature about CAS,  "Art for Everyone".  This video is part of the KLRU art documentary series, Arts in Context. http://www.klru.org/artsincontext/short/art-for-everyone/

She is featured in this March 2019 interview by Voyage Houston, an online city guide magazine.  http://voyagehouston.com/interview/check-joyce-labaws-artwork/.

Joyce's work has been exhibited at the Bass Concert Hall, Link & Pin Art Space, North Hills Gallery, Beverly Sheffield Education Center at Barton Springs pool, Old Bakery and Emporium, Riverbend Church Inspirational Gallery, WEST and EAST Austin Studio Tours and various business venues in Austin.

In addition to painting, Joyce works part-time as a CAD designer on patent drawings.  She is also a CASA volunteer (Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children).  Joyce also maintains the aquaponic system that her son built for his Eagle Scout project, raising and harvesting tilapia for Mobile Loaves and Fishes, a local food ministry.  30% of the net proceeds from her CAD work and painting sales are donated to these and other charities.