Marrow and Leaf by Joey Bates

Seattle, Washington | 8 Sales


Marrow and Leaf by Joey Bates

Seattle, Washington 8 Sales On Etsy since 2014

Announcement   Plant based illustrations for you and yours!


Plant based illustrations for you and yours!

Joey Bates

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Joey Bates


Blossoms, bones, brush pens and paper: a shop takes shape after two months abroad.

Earlier this year, I started making paper cut pieces focusing on plants and portraits. In late September I quit my day job, and in October I left for a 2-month trip abroad with my partner. The lightest materials I could pack were paper and brush pens, and as luck would have it, I found these materials particularly inspiring on my trip. I began drawing plants, particularly bouquets, and the resulting body of work revolves around bouquet mash-ups: each piece is an amalgamation of multiple bouquets.

Soon, skulls started making their way into the pieces as well, and now my shop contains a series of plant illustrations that are freer than my other bodies of work. These more gestural and uninhibited pieces enable me to express fluidity and movement with more spontaneity than my traditional processes allow. Lastly, the process of drawing plants is particularly meditative. I hope you enjoy viewing or gifting these pieces as much as I enjoyed making them. I anticipate continuing down this road and adding more items in the coming year.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 12, 2014
Welcome to Marrow and Leaf. Thank you for dropping by! This is a shop dedicated to plant inspired illustrations by me, Joey Bates!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I will do my best to provide excellent customer service. Please allow for some variation in what is seen on the screen and what arrives at your door. I make high quality scans from originals and am very attentive to detail. What you receive should look better in person than what you seen on your screen.

If a poster arrives damaged or does not arrive, please let me know and I will remedy the situation through a replacement order or refund.
I accept credit and debit card payment through PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account do not fret, Etsy has a secure payment system that you may use through checkout. Both options take most major credit/debit cards.

Orders will be sent out upon proof of payment.
I will ship items out 1-3 business days from receipt of proof of payment.

Orders will be sent standard shipping through USPS and packaged in flat cardboard mailers to protect and maintain their original condition. (Who likes rolling out and flat pressing prints or originals?)
Additional policies and FAQs
If interested in wholesale orders for resale please contact me at joey {at}