Former illustrator—and now painter, author, and biologist/inventor—JoAnn Peralta crossed over into fine art in 2004. Capturing Southwestern and historical figures such as Western cowboys and Native Americans, Peralta continues to explore the diverse and interesting facets of American life through her drawings and oil paintings. Her sales underwrite her ability to also pursue treatments to help people with various disease-related illnesses, and biologics to help heal or offset their symptoms.
Peralta pursued her art and attended 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 News, Art of the West, Cowboys & Indians, Fine Art Connoisseur, International Artist, Southwest Art, Western Art & Architecture, and Western Art Collector.
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 highlighted her Western historical painting “Peace in the Valley” Treaty Between the Kitchens’ Ranch and Cochise, Tucson, 1873, which sold for a staggering $40,000 at the 2020 Masters.
Peralta has participated in the Masters of the American West Exhibition and Sale since 2010. 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 consecutive sold-out shows at the Small Works, Great Wonders show held annually at the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City. 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 that the Congressional Library requested. 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.
You may also find her biologic discoveries as well as a 29-page research report about antigen pathways and pathogenic diseases on her website.
JoAnn Peralta is represented by InSight Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas; J. Watson Fine Art Gallery, Beverly Hills, California; and Trailside Galleries–online