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CURRENT EXHIBITION: DAZED GALLERY, 'SPUNKY' 12 BRUNSWICK STREET, CULTURAL CORNER, HANLEY, STOKE ON TRENT ST1 1DR - SHOWING UNTIL OCTOBER 2006

Joey paints by selecting elements from nature and then transforms and manipulates them into a world of her own. She looks to nature to find the perfect colour combinations, patterns shapes and forms in all their infinite possibilities.
You can find out more on her inspiration and research in her artist’s statement.
Her exhibitions have ranged from galleries to recording studios preferring to show her work alongside other art forms including music and video.

''I don’t believe art should be made to stand alone outside of other forms of expression and should be accessible for all'' … Joey

For this reason her artworks are more affordable for everyone to consider owning - not just for the super rich. They are also available direct from the artist.
If you are looking for something in particular you can commission Joey to create a unique artwork for you, whereby you choose the specific size, colours and theme of the painting. Joey also paints for the commercial sector working in partnership with Centurion Signs, creating bespoke abstract Shop Signs.

Joey also has a collection of limited edition, signed prints to look at and select from.

Take a look and please don’t hesitate to contact Joey with any comments, questions or requests.

e-mail: joey@just-joey.co.uk
Enjoy...

Grass Snake

Size 102 x 64cm
Price 300 (SOLD OUT)

June 2006
Oil, enamel, gloss and spray paint on canvas
Pink Sky

Size 102 x 102cm
Price 295 (SOLD OUT)

June 2006
Enamel, spray paint and marker pen on canvas
Sick

Size 66 x 54cm
Price 160 (SOLD OUT)

June 2006
Gloss, enamel and spray paint on canvas
Silver Space

Size 62 x 84cm
Price 230 (SOLD OUT)

May 2006
Oil, enamel, spray paint and marker pen on canvas
Translation

Size 61 x 119cm
Price 220 (SOLD OUT)

April 2006
Oil, enamel, nail varnish and marker pen on canvas
Tonsil Mucus

Size 148 x 148cm
Price 515 (SOLD OUT)

Jan 2006
Oil, enamel and spray on canvas

The painting began with a green spray painted background onto which marker pen was used to sketch out the forms. A variety of different paints and techniques were then overlaid on the artwork. In this painting I felt the need to break free from the more graphic pieces I had been making previously that were done in a more fixed style, makin more room for a immediate expressive quality. The canvas is filled with life and movement displaying an entangled web of organic plant and animal matter. The red form towards the top right looks like a pair of upside down tonsils while a daisy like flower blooms from below. Further down there lies a green ball of what could be frog spawn jelly or a group of cells multipling.
No. 2

Size 174 x 174cm
Price 700 (SOLD OUT)

Feb 2006
Oil, enamel, gloss and spray paint on canvas

This could be a cross section of the human body showing the functioning organs beneath our skin. The large form to the right reminds me of an oversized kidney while the smaller one on the top left isn't unlike a separate brain. Each of the red and fleshy formations seem to be interconnected, processing a fluid within. They each appear to shine artificially like oversized balloons about to burst open. Within the forms there are what looks like eyes; maybe the formations are living entities while at the same time functioning together becoming something much larger. The green forms add a botanical element acting like stems upon which the organs are growing, or rather blossoming. All of this is surrounded by a sea of blue which was the starting ground for the work.
Ray Brain

Size 141 x 141cm
Price 485 (SOLD OUT)

Jan 2006
Spray, oil and enamel on canvas

I see the forms in this piece to be floating, weightless, as if they are in water. Even the green plant like formation at the bottom doesn't appear to be rooted to anything. The red, white and pink tones at the top of the work look like a liquid substance which will slowly dissolve into the blue. I see the 'Star' and 'Ray Brain' as living entities which are able to move freely about on their own inside the blue. They seem alien to our own world, but who knows what else there is to discover in the depths of our oceans. Our own molecular makeup is very similar to every other life form on earth but each life form appears uniquely different from the next. Due to the random characteristics of the evolutionary process other worlds with the same building blocks as our own world would have completely different creatures inhabiting it. Maybe like the ones in this painting!
Pegasus

Size 173 x 173cm
Price 675 (SOLD OUT)

Feb 2006
Oil, enamel, gloss, spray paint and marker pen on canvas.

The process of making this painting began with a marker pen sketch following the addition of a thinned oil painted green base. The green was added while the canvas was upright so that the thin paint dripped to create a liney effect. Later the flesh, brown, pink and yellow tones were added.

The main large fleshy form could be described as a deformed body with what looks like a horse's leg and hoof growing from the top. Within this form there is a circular hole with a cross between a brain and intestines inside.
The organic green and brown colours remind me of earthworms crawling in the grass
Afterbirth

Size 173 x 173cm
Price 540 (SOLD OUT)

March 2006
Oil, enamel, gloss and spray paint on canvas

Afterbirth demonstrates the thin line that can separate the grotesque with the beautiful. It illustrates the gory placenta and fetal membranes that are expelled from the uterus after a baby is born. The placenta is the body's only disposable organ and is usually thought of as a lifeless mass of blood and goo outside of the body. Here it is shown as a live and functioning structure projecting outwards in all directions with ornamental and botanical qualities.
My Open Heart

Size 55 x 54cm
Price 150 (SOLD OUT)

July 2005
Oil and enamel on canvas

The central organ is a rich red against a royal blue background whose colours and form may represent the blood and the arteries within us. Continuous curved lines flow across the formations like ruffled fabric. Small dark cracks are visable within the red which could also represent smaller capillaries. The nucleus or core of the organ seems to converse with the long pink structure which could be the main artery which connects to the muscular heart. Altogether almost too ornamental to be organic.
Lightening Flesh

Size 119 x 92cm
Price 360 (SOLD OUT)

Sept 2005
Oil and enamel on canvas

At first I used marker pen to sketch out the forms and then painted in the dark backgroung colour. Next came the flesh tones painted in oils and finally a thinned down enamel paint was used for the lighter blue and thinned oil for the white areas. Twisted morphing bones appear here all on the same plain, suspended in the abyss. They are shattering, while at the same time moulding together. Artificial outlines with organic colours and form. It reminds me how completely different elements in nature can form very similar looking patterns and structures
Iris

Size 83 x 249cm
Price 420 (SOLD OUT)

April 2006
Oil, enamel and spray paint on canvas

This one was named due to the third part of the triptich looking quite like a medical drawing of the eye ball. The colored part of the eye is called the iris. It controls light levels inside the eye similar to the aperture on a camera. Its color comes from microscopic pigment cells called melanin. The color, texture, and patterns of each person's iris are as unique as a fingerprint
Fluorescent Sperm

Size 102 x 66cm
Price 195 (SOLD OUT)

March 2006
Gloss, oil, enamel and spray paint on canvas

The pink sperm like formations appear to be swimming in a liquid gloss medium with scattered irredescent bursts of light. The surface has been built up with layers of gloss and spray paint with enamel dripped and poured. There is great contrast between the different textures and playful reaction of different paints which explode with life and light
Field of Dreams

Size 170 x 86cm
Price 325 (SOLD OUT)

March 2006
Oil, enamel and spray paint on canvas.

A place where the field meets and talks to the sky. Blossoming clouds form on the horizon with decorated jewels of emerald. The crops reach up to touch the light of the magic puff balls. A pink haze is forming from below making the shephards happy
Chicken Legs

Size 112 x 143 cm
Price 390 (SOLD OUT)

March 2005
Oil, enamel and marker pen on canvas.

This artwork has great comedy value to me. I used to get called either 'chicken legs' or 'lucky legs' (lucky they don't snap) at school due to my skinny pins. I hated it at the time, but laugh about it now, and pity this squawking, chicken like formation!
ET

Size 97 x 95cm
Price 310 (SOLD OUT)

Aug 2005
Oil and enamel on canvas

Clouds of shining gold poo! A strange key carved in the rock with an all seeing eye
Rainbow Bubble

Size 97 x 95cm
Price 320 (SOLD OUT)

Aug 2005
Oil on canvas

This painting is made up of extremely bright, bold and mostly primary colours that I associate with a rainbow. The form which contains these colours is far from the perfect curve of a rainbow and twists like a tangled parachute or strange caterpillar. It's fascinating how a rainbow is made, starting off as white light with no colour until it passes through a substance like water and refraction occurs. Refraction is possible because each colour has a different wavelength and therefore bends at a different rate. Colours have the ability to effect our mood and create emotional responses when they are really just a play of light
Dissected Butterfly

Size 74 x 54cm
Price 210 (SOLD OUT)

July 2005
Oil and enamel on canvas

A dismembered insect or flower against a colour like the inside of a daisy.
Organs

Size 84 x 105 cm
Price 320 (SOLD OUT)

June 2005
Oil and enamel on canvas

Decorative swirls and curves make up an organ like structure with bright coloured balloons. Bold outlines make cartoon and graffiti references
Catfish

Size 85 x 91cm
Price 300 (SOLD OUT)

Sept 2005
Oil on canvas

Created using a slightly thinned down red-orange oil painted background on top of which bold outlines of black marker pen make a repeated pattern. Orange, yellow and olive green fill the spaces between the lines and a cartoon face appears with black pupils and an open mouth.

The appearance of the face happened accidentally - I didn't set out to draw it this way. I think that it looks like a cat. Everyone else thinks it's a fish.
Microlight

Size 60 x 51 cm
Price 55 (SOLD)

June 2005

Collage
Entrails

Size 132 x 133 cm
Price 430 (SOLD OUT)

Jan 2005
Oil on canvas

I see great beauty in the things which most people find disgusting. If a body was sliced open horizontally across the middle I imagine this piece displays what would fall out - the intestines and guts. Intestine like formations have appeared often in my work perhaps because of their strange half liquid, half solid look when drawn or painted. I think these forms also make reference to cells and tissues within the body. They appear to be suspended on a clinical yet moulding minty green space
Flowers East

Size 65 x 85 cm
Price 85 (SOLD OUT)

June 2005

Collage
Radioactive Bubbles

Size 102 x 76 cm
Price 195 (SOLD OUT)

Dec 2004

Oil and enamel on canvas
The New World

Size 59 x 87 cm
Price 225 (SOLD OUT)

Jan 2004

Oil, enamel and gloss on canvas
Mainland

Size 207 x 67cm
Price 325 (SOLD OUT)

April 2004
Enamel, varnish and spray paint
Headless Rubber Chicken

Size 60 x 51 cm
Price 55 (SOLD OUT)

June 2005

Collage
Lost Duck Embryo

Size 61 x 92 cm
Price 225 (SOLD OUT)

Feb 2004

Oil, enamel and gloss on canvas
Cabbage Flower

Size 69 x 105cm
Price 340 (SOLD)

July 2005

Oil and enamel on canvas

Silver Lining

Size 112 x 142cm
Price 340 (SOLD)

February 2004
Oil, enamel and spray paint on canvas

If there is a heaven it's a place where you can move and float freely among the infinite cloud formations. They say every cloud has a silver lining but perhaps also has a darker side. Maybe this is what the strong contrast represents in the picture. The darker bold outlines creep in from the edges over the bright spacious background.
Pink

Size 33 x 33cm
Price 90 (SOLD)

January 2004
Enamel, gloss and collage on board

To make this piece I initially painted the gloss pink ground and then dropped the black paint onto the surface whilst it was still wet, not knowing what the end outcome would be. I'm really happy with the way it came out as it almost symetrical. The gold collaged areas add an extra balanced feel to the picture.

It reminds me of the intricate pattern on Chinese style fabric.
Memory Cells

Size 80 x 100 cm
Price 310 (SOLD OUT)

Feb 2005
Oil, enamel and gloss on canvas

Botanical cells are shown against a glossy, blood red background. A bright ornamental display like patterns on the wings of a butterfly or artifically coloured sweets, with ice cream waffers sticking out
Blossom

Size 121 x 93cm
Price 310 (SOLD)

January 2004

Oil, enamel and gloss on canvas

Turkish Eye Mutation

Size 102 x 127 cm
Price 375 (SOLD OUT)

June 2005
Oil and enamel on canvas

I personally love the colour combinations in this piece which were informed by the Turkish 'Evil Eye' amulet which brings protection to it's bearers from evil spirits. The 'eyes' in the picture appear to be part of a strange cartoon monster made from swirling outlines against a midnight blue sky. The monster looks as if it is producing street lamp yellow bubbles out of funnels from it's left side
Phoenix

Size 112 x 142cm
Price 340 (SOLD OUT)

December 2003
Oil and enamel on canvas

Phoenix is a work that changed dramatically throughout its creation. It was made across a long period in stages where I left it, and came back to it again at later dates, unsure of when to finish. Its interesting how some pieces are made and you find the process runs very smoothly, whereas others are harder to make decisions about. I am much happier with the end result now than I was when it was first completed.

I feel this has a very dark edgey side to it with the strange winged bird figure rising from the kaos below. The 'phoenix' is said to live for 500 years and rise from the ashes.
I see a blue sky and clouds with molten yellow rocks where gases are escaping into the atmosphere.
Intestine

Size 159 x 61cm
Price 395 (SOLD OUT)

November 2003

Oil, enamel, gloss, gap gun foam filler and shells on canvas
Pink Sunshine

Size 207 x 67cm
Price 325 (SOLD OUT)

April 2004
Enamel, gloss and spray paint on canvas
Penis

Size 116 x 116cm
Price 410 (SOLD)

October 2003

Gloss and enamel on canvas

Space Poo

Size 73 x 66cm
Price 275 (SOLD OUT)

October 2003

Enamel and gloss on canvas
Hello Eka

Size 96 x 68cm
Price 290 (SOLD)

July 2003

Oil, enamel and spray on canvas
Joey's Sunset

Size 96 x 68cm
Price 290 (SOLD)

January 2003

Oil, enamel, spray and marker on canvas
Alien Landscape

Size 65 x 41cm
Price 115 (SOLD OUT)

December 2002

Gloss, spray and enamel on canvas
Alien Desert

Size 68 x 59cm
Price 265 (SOLD OUT)

November 2002
Marker, enamel and spray on board

Underground, overground universe where Utah rocks can talk and the stars are at war.
My Friends

Size 178 x 203cm
Price 900 (SOLD OUT)

May 2001

Oil, enamel, gloss and spray on canvas

Inside Out

Size 90 x 91cm
Price 260 (SOLD OUT)

April 2001

Oil, enamel, spray and collage on board
Bright Blue

Size 145 x 97cm
Price 410 (SOLD)

February 2001

Oil, enamel and spray on canvas
Big Blue Trip

Size 133 x 166cm
Price 620 (SOLD OUT)

January 2001

Oil, enamel and spray on canvas
Graf

Size 89 x 148cm
Price 275 (SOLD OUT)

December 2000

Oil and spray on board
Snuffit

Size 75 x 59cm
Price 200 (SOLD)

November 2000

Enamel and spray on board
Space Ships

Size 50 x 58cm
Price 200 (SOLD OUT)

October 2000

Enamel and spray on canvas
Toy Train

Size 87 x 70cm
Price 240 (SOLD OUT)

September 2000

Oil and enamel on canvas
Penisstonetree

Size 70 x 58cm
Price 210 (SOLD)

July 2000

Oil, enamel and gloss on board
Yellow Bend

Size 41 x 41cm
Price 110 (SOLD)

July 2000

Oil and spray on canvas
White

Size 173 x 145cm
Price 490 (SOLD)

May 2000

Oil, enamel, spray and gloss on canvas
Monster

Size 76 x 76cm
Price 230 (SOLD OUT)

May 2000

Oil, enamel and spray on canvas
Turtle

Size 85 x 82cm
Price 230 (SOLD OUT)

May 2000

Oil, enamel and spray on canvas
Black 2

Size 163 x 104cm
Price 365 (SOLD)

June 2000

Oil, enamel, spray and gloss an canvas
Angler

Size 160 x 88cm
Price 390 (SOLD OUT)

March 2000

Oil on canvas
Comic Top

Size 163 x 104cm
Price 350 (SOLD OUT)

February 2000

Oil, enamel and spray on canvas
Ratfish

Size 148 x 149cm
Price 400 (SOLD OUT)

January 2000

Oil, enamel and spray on canvas
Mr Orange and Croc

Size 89 x 89cm
Price 275 (SOLD OUT)

January 2000

Oil, enamel, spray and gloss on canvas
Fish

Size 84 x 84cm
Price 285 (SOLD)

January 2000

Oil, enamel and spray on canvas
Naked Mole Rat

Size 73 x 73 cm
Price 250 (SOLD)

December 1999

Oil, enamel, spray and collage on board
Yellow Trip

Size 68 x 68 cm
Price 230 (SOLD OUT)

December 1999

Oil, enamel and spray on canvas
Yellow Sharp Shooter

Size 60 x 84cm
Price 295 (SOLD OUT)

November 1999

Oil on canvas
Exploration

Size 84 x 88cm
Price 350 (SOLD OUT)

September 1999

Oil, enamel and gravel on canvas
Meat

Size 60 x 91cm
Price 315 (SOLD)

July 1999

Oil on canvas
Kippers

Size 143 x 176cm
Price 400 (SOLD)

June 1999

Oil on canvas
Old Woman

Size 115 x 85cm
Price 365 (SOLD OUT)

May 1999

Oil on canvas


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