JoAnn Peralta, author and former illustrator, crossed over into fine art in 2004. She is known in the Western art world primarily for her stirring depiction of American immigrants contributing to the American landscape, as well as Southwestern historical figures. With her lush brushwork and luminescent light, she creates a timeless flair to her paintings.
Peralta studied at the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California, where she was awarded a full-time scholarship. Since then, her work has been featured in such publications as Art Business News, Art of the West, Cowboys & Indians, Fine Art Connoisseur, International Art Magazine, International Artist, Southwest Art, and Western Art & Architecture. Her work was the subject of a feature article written by the late John J. Geraghty, then Special Advisor to the Autry’s annual Masters of the American West Art Exhibition and Sale, in the December 2012 issue of Western Art Collector. She also had a feature article, written by Vicki Stavig, in Art of the West’s Jan./Feb. 2016 issue. Most recently she was the subject of an “In the Studio” article, written by Isabelle Walker, in the Dec./Jan. 2019 issue of Western Art & Architecture.
Peralta has participated in Masters of the American West for the past 10 years and has submitted her works for review for six years at the Prix de West. Her collectors are excitedly waiting for her to show there. She has had consecutive sold-out shows at the Small Works, Great Wonders show held annually at the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City. Her painting Heart of the West (W. S. Hart Museum courtesy of the Natural History Museum, L.A. County) is currently displayed in the Longworth Building of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. It will be included in her upcoming, soon-to-be-announced one-person show. Her first book, MathFace, is receiving excellent reviews.
JoAnn Peralta is represented by InSight Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas; and Trailside Galleries, Jackson, Wyoming, and Scottsdale, Arizona.