Joyce van der Lely 

Visual Arts


Joyce van der Lely 

  • Acrylic painting
  • Illustration
  • Mixed Media
  • Oils
  • Painting
  • Pastels
  • Visual Arts
  • Visual arts education

Hi I am Joyce, I am a multi-passionate creative. My granddad called us “millipedes”. A a child, I never really understood what he meant by this, but having grown up I have come to realize exactly what he was saying and also why I never felt I fitted in anywhere.

I am an artist, teacher, thinker, lover of arts, nature, books, music, movies, creator of all things fun.
After many ups and downs, I did find my “Force” and managed to create an independent Business and Life with Freedom+Fun all bases on creativity. I then started helping other creatives to reach this free and independent life as well.

Born in the Netherlands, I emigrated to New Zealand in 1995 then after the devastating earthquakes of 2010/2011 moved from Christchurch to Tauranga in the the Bay of Plenty where I live with my partner and two teenage (miracle) kids.

Grateful and proud to be a thriving artist / creative entrepreneur – a Renaissance soul. I create and make art on a daily basis and support our family with what I do.

Art has many special super-powers and heals many wounds (trust me, I know from personal experience)

I am trained in the Netherlands. Use mainly a mix of mediums in my works that are described as being mythical, illustrative and imaginative with classical influences.