About JoAnn Peralta


JoAnn Peralta, former illustrator, now fine artist, and author, crossed over into fine art in 2004. Since then she’s captured Southwestern, and historical figures such as cowboy western and Native American Indians, as well as Spanish and Mexican subjects. Peralta continues to explore the diverse and interesting facets of American life through her drawings and oil paintings. A feature article about her work appeared in the Western Art Collector Magazine, February 2022. And also, a feature interview for The American Art Collective Podcast in 2022 received a top-twenty notable podcast viewership award. 

Peralta pursued her art education at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California, where upon entrance she was awarded a full-time scholarship due to her portfolio. Since then, her work has been featured in such publications as Art Business NewsArt of the WestCowboys & IndiansFine Art ConnoisseurInternational Art MagazineWestern Art CollectorInternational ArtistSouthwest Art, and Western Art & Architecture Magazine.

  Peralta’s original, fine art paintings have been collected by many fortune 500, Forbes collectors, as well as entertainment industry personalities, and one of the largest land owner families on the southwestern American landscape. 

 Her favorite story was when an itinerant farm worker came up to her during a museum show and said his family owned one of her paintings from when she first began. It was of a worker picking the grapes in the fields in California, which is how Peralta’s grandmother earned her living when she became an American citizen.

Spectrum News 1 interviewed her for a short online video which was produced through the Autry Museum in summer 2020. It covered her in her studio and high-lighted her Western, historical painting, “Peace in the Valley” Treaty Between The Kitchens Ranch and Cochise, Tucson, 1873, which sold for $40,000 at the Autry Masters Show in February 2020.

Peralta has participated in Masters of the American West Exhibition and Sale since 2010 until 2023. She was awarded the Artist’s Choice Award for her painting, Spanish Shawl ll in 2019, the second of only two women awarded this honor as of 2020. 

 She has had successful shows at the Small Works, Great Wonders exhibition and sale held annually at the Western Heritage Museum (Cowboy Hall of Fame), in Oklahoma City. And, recently Peralta has been invited to participate in a new museum quality show held by an esteemed tv, radio, and author personality. More to be revealed next year, for her 2024 debut!

 Her first book, Math Face, has received excellent reviews. It is in the Library of Congress as well as a special program for education purposes which the Congressional Library requested. It is available for purchase on a link on her website.

She has completed her documentary, Spanish Americans, the Fine Art of JoAnn Peralta, and her works can be found though social media on Instagram and Facebook as well as her website.

JoAnn Peralta is represented by; J. Watson Gallery in Jackson, Wy, and Legacy Gallery, in Santa Fe, NM.