“Joyce, your work is its own meaning, no matter how behind the modern curve you think it is. There’s a sorrow in it, yes, but there’s also a collossal pity and understanding of not only the human condition, but of the creatures we share the planet with, however briefly.”

- Richard Holloway


"Exquisite, Joyce, exquisite. Such fine, fine work."

 - Simon Callow"


Joyce Gunn Cairns works with care and intensity. She knows what a risk every line is and she makes it. As you sit for her, you can feel the energy and the concentration and the knowledge that there is nothing more important than getting this right."

- Colm Toibin