Joyce usually paints wild flowers accompanied by butterflies and birds. Her inspiration is found whilst walking on the North Downs, and tries to cover an area of six miles daily, when she is not painting. Her watercolour miniatures are always painted on vellum.
She is a full Member of the Royal Miniature Society (1988). She was made a Member of the Society of Women Artists in 1987 and has been Honorary Secretary of the Society of Women Artists since 1990 until 2005 and Vice President since 1997 until 2005.
She is now SWA Honorary Retired and is a fellow member of the Society of Botanical Artists (2010).
She is a member of the Hilliard Society.
Fairman subject award RMS1996
Llewellyn Alexander Masters Award 1999 and 1997.
Royal Miniature Society Group Award 2003.
Peter Charles Booth Award RMS Silver Armada Plate 2009
President’s Award RMS for a large painting RMS 2011
Llewellyn Alexander Award RMS for Blue Tit 2012
HRH Prince of Wales award for Outstanding Miniature Painting 2017 RMS.