Joey Tarin is a native of the southwestern United States. He has traveled the U.S., calling California, Florida, Arizona, And Texas home at various times. As a deaf and hard of hearing artist, Joey uses color to signify the bold spirit of his uniquely visual life. By allowing color to express sound in his paintings, Joey gives the viewer a hyper sensitive experience, letting hues and saturation reverberate on the canvas. Portraiture, wildlife, mythological, fictional and fantasy characterizations are just a few of the subjects which interest Joey. His work speaks of the imaginary and realistic, drawing upon his personal distillation of the world around him.