Joey Veltkamp

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1977 (in blue), 2008 Acrylic On Canvas 20" X 20" © Joey Veltkamp
Joey and Dave (at Kim's 40th birthday), 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 20" X 20" © Joey Veltkamp
80s Party, 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 20" X 20" © Joey Veltkamp
Hunter, 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 20" X 20" © Joey Veltkamp
Cowboy, 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 20" X 20" © Joey Veltkamp
Still Life (4 pack), 2009 Acrylic On Paper 76" X 100" © 2009
Still Life (4 pack), Detail, 2009 Acrylic On Paper Detail © Joey Veltkamp
Still Life (Tanqueray), 2009 Acrylic On Paper 38" X 50" © Joey Veltkamp
Still Life (Expo), 2009 Acrylic On Canvas 38" X 50" © Joey Veltkamp
Quick Facts
Helena, Montana
Birth year
Lives in
Works in
Representing galleries
pop, figurative, sculpture


The Recognitions: A New Year of Loving Co-Creatively with Joey Veltkamp
Artslant, January 10, 2011, Jessica Powers

Veltkamp is a self-trained and greatly under-appreciated painter with areas of expertise which expand beyond his practice as a painter and into his behavior as a member of a community. His remarkable sociability and energy seem to infect everything he touches.

Self-taught artist Joey Veltkamp brings western scenes to city
The Spectator, February 24, 2010, Aubrey Eyre

"It won't be long before Joey Veltkamp blows up," [Gretchen] Bennett says, expressing that he is becoming one of the most widely and favorably recognized artists in the Seattle scene.

Yet Veltkamp remains humble about his status as an artist, and he is excited to continue with inspiration from life as he is experiencing it now.

Joey Veltkamp's desire - kind of blue
Another Bouncing Ball, January 26, 2010, Regina Hackett
Somewhere between Paint By Numbers and overexposed film negatives are the blue paintings of Joey Veltkamp. Boldly present and barely there, they are illusions floating on soap bubbles and gone.
The Enquiring Mind
City Arts Magazine, November 2009, Bond Huberman

If you go to art openings in Seattle, you know Joey Veltkamp. Not “know him” in the celebrity sense that makes you stare from across the room and whisper to your friend, “That’s Joey Veltkamp!” Instead, you’re likely to stroll right across the gallery and give him a hug.