Joy Bain was born in Falkirk in 1966. She studied Printed textiles and Printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art (Dundee) graduating in 1989. She was shortlisted for the Scottish Textile Awards ‘Scotfree’, at the Kensington Exhibition Centre in London and sold her work to international designers , Timney Fowler. An established contemporary Scottish artist based in Glasgow, creating works full of colour, energy and vibrancy. She has exhibited across the UK and produced many bespoke commissions for international clients including Grouse and Tunnocks. Her current work is inspired by the Scottish landscape , particularly the beach in Troon. Joy has a studio at WASPS in Glasgow where she paints in oils on board and is a member of Glasgow Print Studio where she leads the woodcut courses using the Eagle Press. Her keen sense of colour and humorous approach make the classes enjoyable and fun as well as rewarding and educational. She has exhibited her work in Glasgow, London and at the S.E. Feinman Gallery in New York and has her work in collections with the Collins Gallery, New Hall Cambridge, Hughson Gallery, Glasgow Print Studio and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.