Joyce was born and raised in Portland Maine and attended college and graduate school in Connecticut. Settling in Fairfield County, she taught art for over 35 years in the Stamford and Greenwich Public Schools. Teaching at an arts Magnet school, she led her students in the creation of more than seventy-five sets for student productions..

she has studied at the International Center for Photography, MOMA, and the Silvermine Art Guild. Throughout her career she has received several awards for her photography. Now resuming her painting, she has shown at the Bendheim and Flynn Galleries in Greenwich, CT and has exhibited in many juried shows throughout Fairfield County.  Her photos and paintings are displayed in private collections in Connecticut, Maine, Pennsylvania, New York and California. In addition, her work has been exhibited at Bistro Versailles, Meli Melo, Anam Cara Gallery and Images of Old Greenwich.  She is a member of the Greenwich Art Society, Darien Arts Center, Stamford Art Association, New Canaan Society for the arts and Westport Arts Center.

A long time resident of Stamford, CT,  Joyce lives with her husband John who is a school principal.