Joey Melinda Morgan
Joey Melinda Morgan was born, raised, and currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona. She earned a BS in Graphic Communications from Arizona State University in 1989 and has steadily worked in the Graphic Arts Industry ever since. A passion for health and nutrition sent her back to school to earn another BS in Nutrition Science in 2010.
The persistent desire to elevate herself as a fine artist manifested during the last few years. She has participated in local arts festivals, juried exhibitions, and represented by galleries. Joey has also sold to both private and corporate collectors. Strongly influencing her works is her love of nature and patina metal. By combining different mediums with her professional technical computer skills, she has created a unique artistic style that is colorful and captivating. Traveling to places to capture nature’s texture to be used in a future piece is now part of her journey as an artist. She will continue to expand her composite imagery style and techniques – the possibilities are endless as a mixed media artist.
“Bringing nature inside vivid abstraction. I am inspired by the natural world – the hues, contours, and textures of canyon walls, and patterns, stone, tree bark, and plant life. We most often admire nature from a distance. It’s an entirely different experience when viewed close up. The intricate detail, shapes, and designs are formed biologically or by wind, fire, or water over time. Chemistry also inspires me. The effects of chemical reactions on copper and brass produce an array of striking colors and patterns – I like to say it’s when chemistry becomes ‘art’.
For me, it is the creative process. It comes from within, is not rushed, and evolves while created.
The initial step in my creative process is to create and photograph patina metal. Then I digitally merge that photo with one or more close-up images of nature. I scale, skew, or distort to enhance the texture detail and depth of the composition. The final composite image printed on metal, canvas, paper, or fabric, then gives us our most spectacular art forms. I add another dimension, perspective, twist, angle, and thought-provoking view while sending the viewer on a visual journey.
”Conjuring ideas for a new piece is an exploration, challenging process that I enthusiastically look forward to and welcome. An individual’s journey to serenity is uniquely their own. For me, it is the creative process.
As long as I can be creative on some level, peace exists within; it feeds my spirit and soul.”
– Joey Melinda Morgan
The Disruption of Violet by Joey Melinda Morgan, 2019
28"w x 38"h Aluminum Metal Print
Triptych Alluvium Strata by Joey Melinda Morgan, 2019
Aluminum Metal Prints