Joyce Hill grew up on Grand Island and has lived in Western New York ever since. She is a mixed media artist and has shown in many of the galleries in the WNY area. She attended the Rochester Institute of Technology and graduated with a BFA in 1972.
Burchfield's archives reveal his studied fascination with symbolism, which he used to capture the countless emotions, sounds and other invisible elements that spoke to his senses. As he wrote, "An artist must paint not what he sees in nature, but what is there."