Artist and illustrator Joy Hall has an art style that speaks to the heart of America. Direct, eye-catching and accessible, Joy’s art connects with consumers of all types across the spectrum of America. With an elegantly clean hand Joy’s work soothes the eye.
She was born Joy Texine Molina on a hot sultry August day in Dallas, Texas. Shortly after her arrival, Joy's family headed to Cuba where she spent the first four years of life in Havana. Joy believes this is where her love for festive color and lively art began.
When Joy was around five, her father gave her a set of 12 markers and she began her artistic journey. After graduating from high school, she proceeded to college where she received a degree in Business. Joy thought this was the practical thing to do, however, a little voice inside kept whispering to her to pursue art. She was able to hush the little voice for many years until it became too loud to ignore. Eventually she heeded her inner voice and enrolled in art school.
Afterwards, Joy began freelancing and raising a family. That combo worked well (a lot of late hours after the kids were in bed), and she gained much experience in working with people to meet their artistic needs. Evenings and weekends were spent painting images for greeting cards to send to friends and family. Little by little, Joy built up her portfolio (and nerve) and sent it off into the vast unknown of art licensing. Fortunately, it fell on approving eyes!
Today, Joy lives in a small picturesque town in Pennsylvania. She loves every minute spent in her hillside studio developing art for various manufacturers' needs. She is thankful to be able to share her art with others and hopes it brings a little "joy" into their lives.