About JoAnn Peralta


 JoAnn Peralta, author and former illustrator, crossed over into Fine-art in 2004, and is known primarily by the Western art world for her stirring depiction of Spanish-Americans contributing to the American landscape, Cowboys, 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 Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California where she was awarded a full-time scholarship. Since then, her work has been featured in publications such as: International Art MagazineArt Business News MagazineInternational ArtistSouthwest ArtCowboys and Indians, Fine Art ConnoisseurArt of the West and Western Art & Architecture Magazines.

Peralta has been an Autry Museum of the American West artist at the Autry Masters of the American West Exhibition and Sale held annually for ten  years.

Recently, she won the prestigious Autry Artist’s Choice Award for her painting titled, Spanish Shawl II. Only two ladies have won this coveted award since the Autry Masters inception. Peralta has also had consecutive sold-out shows at the Small Works, Great Wonders Show held annually at the Cowboy Hall of Fame, in Oklahoma City, OK.

Her work was the subject of a feature article written by then Special Advisor to the Autry Museum, John J. Geraghty, in the December 2012 issue of Western Art Collector Magazine, and again in 2014 as well as in Art of the West Magazine, Jan./Feb. 2016 issue written by Vicki Stavig. Currently, she was honored with an In the Studio article, written by Isabelle Walker, in the illustrious, Western Art & Architecture Magazine, Dec./Jan. 2019 issue. 

Currently, Peralta is working on a documentary of her fine art soon to be released to the public. She and actor, Raymond Cruz, of The Closer and Major Crimes television series have filmed footage to be aired in the documentary bonus section.

Peralta has released, Math Face, her first book release which is receiving excellent reviews. It is available at both, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Bookstore in Oklahoma City, as well as at The Autry Museum of the American West Bookstore, in Los Angeles. It has also been admitted into the Library of Congress, in Washington, D.C. under a special program division for fostering learning.JoAnn Peralta is represented by  Trailside Galleries; Jackson, Wyoming; and InSight Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas.