East Kilbride Art Centre
Calderglen, East Kilbride
Christian Aid, Clarkston
Only highest quality oils and canvas is used. Joey enjoys studying the old masters and how they achieved colour and luminosity, the play of light and dark to achieve desired effects. She portrays the world around her the way she sees it, art is thus created from the mind and not from actual or photographic scenery.
For encaustic work she gets raw beeswax from a beekeeper in the south of Scotland. This is heated, cleaned and mixed with a resin to harden the wax. After this, pure pigment is mixed to get the desired colour. Various heat sources are used to melt the wax and thus create a picture. Encaustic can be traced back to the Egyptians, as it is lightfast many beautiful portraits can be found in museums around the world. Encaustic pictures are done on paper, canvas, wood and glass.