My work is illustrative, but I'm not an illustrator. My friend Jen said it best, I'm a Drainter: a drawer and a painter. I was trained to paint with oils at a small school in Michigan. These days I'm working with graphite and gouache a lot.
This is as close as I will come to maintaining a blog.
In my stream you will find art in progress, some finished pieces, polaroids, self portraits and snapshots from my life. I wish to live in Australia in the near future, making drawings and paintings for the rest of my days."

Thanks to my beautiful longtime muse and friend Sarah Durkee for the pro account hookup!

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    | Jen Rowley | says:

    "Joey is the cat's pajamas. I don't really know what that means either but I've heard good things. He's a sweetheart and a brilliant artist (stop rolling your eyes, you know you rock). I admire him and respect him as an artist and I can't wait to collaborate with him (and eventually meet and paint the town crimson). Thank you for the lovely conversations and laughs. I look forward to many more. Oh yeah...let's bump mustaches, shall we?"

    September 13th, 2009

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    ayatsato says:

    "wow, holy moley! i love your art!!"

    August 31st, 2007

Joey Bates
April 2007
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