Artwork by Joseph F. Morey, Jr.

 

Why so many different works?

Gesture
The beginning of art for me was
figure drawing: the gesture.
Don’t artists need a body of work that shows their consistency, focus, “voice”, and other qualities that indicate professionalism?

A consistent body of work is valued primarily for marketability, to establish a brand upon which future sales can be built.

The only form of consistency that has meaning to me is the display of skill; the professionalism of making art not selling it. My essential talent, developed through long years of practice, is drawing. The other skill is composition, going beyond details to create a finished work whatever the medium, subject, or style. While there is some consistency in my subjects; the figure and landscapes, composition is ultimately abstract.