Joyce Audy Zarins


Joyce Audy dos Santos grew up in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and her interest in art and nature led her to study at the Massachusetts College of Art, University of New Hampshire, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She has written five and illustrated twenty children’s books, and continues to give workshops on writing and illustrating children’s books. “Sand Dollar, Sand Dollar” was her first published picture book. Joyce is also a widely exhibited welded steel and bronze sculptor.


Joyce currently resides in Merrimac, Massachusetts, where she has her studio and welding shop. She enjoys being outdoors, surrounding herself with natural stimuli, and being with her family.

To see what Joyce is up to nowadays, you can visit her website

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