Joy Kirton Smith

Education: Halesowen College

Joy's striking artworks are inspired by the Italian Renaissance and are perfect for any art history fan. 


As a child, Joy was inspired by her father and two brothers - who ran a family business in painting and decorating. Always adventurous in trying out new materials and styles, they pushed her to explore her own creative abilities. 

She went on to attend a workshop group at Halesowen College and became fascinated with drawing techniques that could bring vibrancy and movement to paper and canvas. Whilst Italian Renaissance masters like Michelangelo remain her main inspiration, she has also studied the work of Rembrandt and the Flemish School in great detail. She adds: "The classicism of this era inspires my paintings."


Thank you for signing up to our newsletter.

Be Inspired

Join our mailing list for all the latest art news, lifestyle features & artist updates. We'll help kick-start your collection with £25 off your first purchase.*
*Terms and conditions apply.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

© Copyright Washington Green Retail Limited trading as Castle Fine Art. First published 2012, last updated 2023. Washington Green Retail Limited acts as a credit broker and offers credit products from Secure Trust Bank PLC trading as V12 Retail Finance.

Washington Green Retail Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Our registration number is 726395. Credit provided subject to age and status. Terms & Conditions Privacy Cookies V12 Finance