JoAnn Peralta

Charles Marion Russell, Artist of the American West, 1909

 24 x 20, oil on linen by JoAnn Peralta

I find Charles M. Russell paintings and sculptures breathe life into the story of the West. His ability to capture the spirit of the West sets him apart from so many. I wanted to pay honor to his legacy by painting from a famous black-and-white photo taken of him on a camping trip in the outdoors of Montana in 1909. I hope it puts a spotlight on him for new fans to find meaning in his work.

 

 Available at the Autry Museum Masters of the American West Exhibition and Sale 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Great Spirit in the Sky

Lakota, Sioux

 

I was inspired to compose this painting while watching storm clouds, which lit up the sky in a “heavenly” way. I saw the face in the clouds and immediately thought, “Great Spirit in the Sky.” I then imagined these Lakota warriors being a part of the landscape, immersed in the presence of the Great Spirit. The storm has passed and the sun begins to shine, bathing them in its warmth, as does the Spirit.

50 x 36, oil on linen by JoAnn Peralta

 Available at the Autry Museum Masters of the American West Exhibition and Sale 2021

Daughter of the Chief

18x 24, oil on linen by JoAnn Peralta

Lakota Indians considered every living being an important part of their community. Each was assigned a task, whether male or female, and children were taught essential skills. Being the chief’s daughter held special prominence and designation.

Available at the Autry Museum Masters of the American West Exhibition and Sale 2021

Farmland

11 x 18, oil on linen by JoAnn Peralta

Farmers have always been the backbone of American culture, keeping society fed. This is what a family farm would have looked like circa the 1880s. Such farms helped sustain and produce food for generations, and we owe much to them. A donation will be made in honor of the buyer of this painting and given to a U.S. farming fund.  

Available at the Autry Museum Masters of the American West Exhibition and Sale 2021

“Peace in the Valley” Treaty Between the Kitchens’ Ranch and Cochise, Tucson, 1873,
40 X 60, oil on linen by JoAnn Peralta

SOLD at the Autry Museum Masters of the American West Exhibition and Sale

SOLD-Little Cowboy, 12 x 9 oil by JoAnn Peralta

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