FitThe Chair
Tyre Swing
Bubble Head 2Pin Up

Many of her paintings feature herself, but often depicted unflatteringly as a voluptuous “balloon headed” clown, in an environment loaded with symbols of potential harm and criticism. This is her way of dealing with her inner demons and self doubt, a technique that while keeping her on the edge, creates images that are both beguiling and subversive. The Guardian critic summed it up: “Joe Hesketh is obviously a character and it shows in her large and brazenly sensuous paintings … a cheeky rudeness, brave flaunting of sexual intimacies, and also an undertow of vulnerability.”

- Clive Jennings

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