Well known for capturing beautiful light effects that add a romantic flair and mood to her work, JoAnn Peralta received her art education at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California, and then spent eight years as an accomplished professional illustrator. She entered fine art in 2004 when Trailside Gallery’s director, Maryvonne Leshe, invited her to show in their illustrious gallery.
This year mark’s her ninth consecutive year as a Masters of the American West artist at the Autry Museum, and her fourth in the Small Works, Great Wonders show held annually at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. In 2015 Peralta was given the honor of being commissioned by Congressmember Steve Knight to do a painting that would represent his district in Simi Valley, California. Her painting Heart of the West now hangs in the Longworth Building on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.
Peralta was featured in the Jan/Feb. 2016 issue of Art of the West. She was also the subject of an article written by the late John Geraghty, the acclaimed collector of fine art and Special Advisor to the Autry’s Masters, in Western Art Collector’s Feb/Mar 2012 issue.
JoAnn Peralta will soon add “author” to her list of credits and accomplishments, as she is about to release her first book. Stay connected to her website for announcements on this release: www.jperalta.com.
JoAnn Peralta is represented by InSight Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas; and Trailside Galleries, Jackson, Wyoming, and Scottsdale, Arizona.
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