Exhibition of The Late Joy Gardner Private Art Collection
Born and brought up in the U.K. Joy came to live in Guernsey in 1972, bringing her two amazon parrots, Joey and George, and her cockatoo, Tuan, with her. She found an old forge in St Saviours, which had been developed into a lovely house and garden where she could be surrounded by nature and the wild-life that she loved. Joy had always been interested in photography and soon joined Spectrum, one of Guernsey’s photographic clubs. It was here that she practised her art and rose up through the ranks to achieve great success in competitions. Another of Joy’s passions was travel, particularly the wilder places, in the Arctic, the Antarctic, the Galapagos Islands, the Americas, India, Africa, Australia and Europe, always accompanied by her trusty camera. She loved birds and felt a deep affinity with them. Eventually, ill-health prevented her from travel and it was then that she particularly relished the art that she had collected through the years and which on display during January 2020.