Joe is a Lancashire based artist who works in oil paint. In her works abstract -like figures loom out of dreamy, soft coloured backgrounds.Her paintings are both disturbing and amusing, she manages to tread the narrow line between poignancy and tragedy, most of her works feature herself, often…Show more unflatteringly as a voluptuous "balloon headed" clown, potential harm and criticism, this is her way of dealing with inner demons and self doubt keeping her on the edge, creates images that are both beguiling and subversive. Hesketh states: 'When I start a piece of work it's like starting a journey not knowing where it will end up, to explore the unknown. I like to think of it as an adventure using visual language, expressive movement, emotive colour and virtual space.'
"Joe Hesketh is obviously a characture and it shows in her large and brazenly sensuous paintings... cheeky rudeness, brave flaunting og sexual intimacies, and an undertow of vulnerability. The GuardianShow less
"Joe Hesketh’s paintings are dynamic statements about the human condition. They are largely vibrant and positive, but with a little self-doubt lurking in the background – the perfect balance. She tackles difficult issues with gusto and accomplished composition, draftsmanship and colour sense. "
Clive Jennings - Rise Art Curator
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