Sandbach, United Kingdom, February 02, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- iAuctionShop Ltd of Cheshire, UK has agreed marketing arrangements with renowned Yorkshire based artist Joey Parkin.
Directors Rebecca and Simon Russell of iAuctionShop said of the announcement “we are delighted that Joey has decided to use our sales and marketing services. We love her art so it will be a genuine privilege to handle some of her paintings and prints”.
Joey made a statement about her past and current influences: “After studying 4 years in graphic design & visual communication to degree level, I worked as studio artist & creative designer in various agencies in Lancashire where I gained essential experience & knowledge of design principals and developed my skills and personal style. I chose to go freelance, (working in the advertising & marketing industries), after several years to enable me to raise a family & continue my creative journey. This is my greatest achievement.
“I discovered a love of large-scale colour & texture through my early sign design & illustration commissions. I have experimented with many forms of art medium & prefer mixed medium as I never do as “one should” & love to mix oil & water texture & scale. I question everything & challenge everything, including myself.
“I am compelled to create original wall art which I produce in my garage. A space which reflects my art: raw, uncontrived, honest. Art is my religion & my therapy & very personal. It is evolving daily with a force all of its own. I try not to analyze it too deeply as it must not be restricted or compartmentalized. It just is.
“I never try and justify why I paint, just wonder why some people don’t. My art is freedom. The viewer will inevitably come to their own conclusions. You either get it or you don’t. The colour surrounding my work is as just important to the final effect so I usually exhibit in large, light spaces with pale or rustic walls. Each piece dominates a wall, evoking many varied senses.
“Texture is there to add intrigue and gives a tactile, physical element. My work is highly varnished so people can enjoy touching he canvas, becoming almost sculptural.
“My favourite artists are: my children, Francis Bacon, Rothko, Pollock... they all dare to be themselves and are not stifled by fashion or politics”.
Joey further commented: “Being a graphically trained artist, I am very particular, (to the point of obsession!), how and where my art is displayed as I feel the environment is just as important as the art. It is an integral part of the experience. I want people to discover wonderful ‘objects d’art’ in an environment they feel part of, and iAuctionShop offers this and so much more.
“Excellent customer service and attention to detail are high on my agenda too, so iAuctionShop was an obvious choice. A company which not only caters for people who love collectables and antiques, art and design but a family owned company which also tackles many wide reaching, ethical projects such as Shine Africa. I hope to become part of the iAuctionShop phenomenon and I am very pleased to be part of such a forward thinking company”.
Joey’s art will be offered on both of iAuctionShop’s websites:
http://www.iauctionshop.co.uk/paintings-pictures-joey-parkin-originals-c-98_381.html and at future exhibitions in Cheshire.
iAuctionShop Ltd trades as R & S Collectables listing over 5,000 product lines at any one time - mainly in the antiques, collectables and replacement tableware marketplaces, although traditional toys and games, jewellery and home wares feature heavily in their catalogue. iAuctionShop lists across several internet sales venues;
Other services include tax-free shopping for customers outside the European Union and gift-wrapping options that can be selected at checkout.
iAuctionShop also markets items on behalf of a large number of clients. Notable sales have been c£6,200 for a Faberge vesta case, c£4,700 for a small collection of vintage Leica cameras and c£2,000 for a historically important Nagra IIc tape recorder.
Simon Russell / Director / 30 January 2009 / Cheshire, UK