NewsPersona January, 15th 2011 by

"Marbella Marbella Adelante" - With artist Joyce Balk

2011 has begun positively as we are delighted to announce that the gifted and creative artist Joyce Balk, who originates from the Netherlands, but resides in Marbella, has now joined our dedicated team of contributors for “Marbella Marbella Adelante“.

Joyce Balk

I was fortunate to meet Joyce at an art exhibition early in 2010 and thankfully we kept in touch and now she is willing to give us some of her valuable time to write about her work and interests.

Her artistic creations are sublimely elegant, is the best word I can find to describe her beautiful individual works of art, that clearly allows a sensitive observer to gaze through a window of light that shines from and onto her heart, as she weaves her fertile imagination, across the surfaces she has prepared for her visual expressions.    

She comes for Holland, a land small in land mass, often pressed severely by the sea, but huge in it’s international reputation for artistic creativity and whose hard working artists, even reached the heights of the Italians during the glorious days of the Renaissance. Joyce Balk continues in that esteemed tradition.

In the next week or so Joyce will be publishing her first article which we hope you will enjoy and perhaps engage and interact with her. I would welcome an exchange of ideas on art between the sculptor Chris Stone and Joyce as it would be interesting for us also. I have posted below one sample of her art just to give you a flavour of whats to come.

We wish her the very best for 2011 in all that she does.


Joyce Balk specialized in making (monumental) trompe l’oeil, murals and fresco.
She started her company, Finishing Touch Art&Decor Studio in 1989 in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Since then many projects have been realized in The Netherlands and abroad.

A small selection:
– Holland Experience, Amsterdam
– Vitalizee, Scheveningen
– Dekker sport- en partycentrum, Zoetermeer
– Villa Rignana, Tuscany, Italy
– Holland House Hotel, St. Martin (Neth. Antilles)
– Alonso’s , Curacao
– De Hardans, The Hague
– Wolter & Dros Group, Amersfoort

Lately she started making canvasses as well.
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Dario Poli

Composer, artist, and a published author and illustrator. He is initiator of the campaign to present a better image Internationally, of Marbella and the Costa del Sol. Composer of the music "Marbella Marbella" used as the anthem of the campaign and also many other recorded compositions including Nostradamus, and Corazon, for The Children for Peace Onlus charity in Rome as well as the co-author of the powerful musical drama Lady X and The Power of Destiny. He is also the editor and a founder member of this website.

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