PKS: How did you first become introduced to the Turks and Caicos Islands?
JB: Summer of 1992, School for Field Studies, South Caicos
PKS: Wow! What was that experience like and what was the lasting impression?
JB: Spent the summer marine mapping for the fisheries department. Diving the pristine waters completely spoiled all future diving experiences, creating a yearning to return to such an amazingly beautiful paradise. I am super excited to start diving again, this time with my 15 year old daughter who will be certified next week.
PKS: What or who influenced your move to the TCI?
JB: I am an island girl at heart!
PKS: Has your career always included the arts?
JB: Always! I love making things beautiful whether it be a piece of paper, canvas, furniture, a room, or an entire home…
PKS: Who is your favorite artist or favorite artist of the moment?
JB: Stacie Steensland Gaudet of course, I am patiently waiting for her latest to enter the gallery.
PKS: Awesome answer but which artist would you dream about having a piece of work hanging in the gallery or in your home, in an ideal world?
JB: I would love to have “Almond Blossom” by Van Gogh, painted to welcome the birth of his nephew, hanging over a soaking tub in my master bath.
PKS: What is your favorite medium?
JB: Oils, I love texture
PKS: What do you like best about the Framing Grace business?
JB: I love to see the finished product, especially a piece of child’s art beautifully matted and framed into a piece that anyone, not just the parent, would adorn.
PKS: What aspect do you appreciate the most about living in the Turks and Caicos Islands?
JB: The ease of living allows for much more time to spend with my children.
I encourage everyone to visit the gallery and have their own chat with Joelle! Summer Hours Monday Friday 12-2pm or by appointment 649.333.1339