As I’ve always called BC’s coastal islands home, it seemed natural to turn to this beautiful landscape and seascape when I began writing and painting several years ago. This website provides excerpts from my newly published book, Complicated Simplicity: Island Life in the Pacific Northwest, along with a Blog where, I hope, you will offer reflections on your own experiences of island living.

I’ve also included images of some of the paintings that I’ve been working on.

Thanks for your thoughts on islands!

Joy Davis, 2018