Artist's Statement
Bringing nature inside through vivid abstraction. I am inspired by the natural world – the hues, contours and textures of canyon walls, sand 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, it cannot be rushed and it evolves as it is nurtured.
~ Joey Melinda Morgan
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 photos of nature. I scale, skew, or distort to enhance the texture detail and depth of the composition. The final composite image is printed on metal, canvas, paper or fabric. Nature 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 explorative, 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. It comes from within, it cannot be rushed and it evolves as it is nurtured. As long as I can be creative on some level, peace exists within; it feeds my spirit and my soul.

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My Happy Clients
  • People visiting our gallery are so intrigued by Joey’s art, having many questions about her unique process and powerful outcomes. We receive consistent positive feedback which is wonderful for her as well as for the gallery. We are so proud to show her work.

    Ted and Joy Denton
    Ted Denton Gallery, Carefree, AZ
  • Morgan’s pieces converge in the space between Chemistry, Photography and Technology. At times her work looks like an experiment adorning a wall, textures spanning a mural, or ceramic/ metallic spaced dressed across fabric in a form of a modern era dress. Her passion and creative flow results in many variations to a common theme – a theme that is a mixture – mixed media art.

    Sarah Lee Gallegos
    Owner - Gillingham Studios
  • The bright colors and textures of Joey’s art combine into bold, vivid statements — exactly what the Edgewater building was looking for in new artwork.

    Bob Stephan
    Tenant and Board of Director Member, Edgewater Condos at Hayden Ferry Lakeside, Tempe, AZ
  • I like art that can speak back to me. I have purchased three of Joey’s pieces and I am always discovering new shapes, objects, and colors I didn’t see in previous views. The passion and energy Joey Morgan puts into each piece sings to me as my emotions change throughout my day. This reveals a soul-filled artist, a very conscious artist.

    Harry Fisher
    Private Collector