• 7560 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO

“I grew up in Hollywood, California. Most of my formal art training took place in high school under an artist by the name of Mary Jo Koosmann. I always enjoyed drawing but my passion for art grew during my high school years and I would often go home from school to spend six or more hours in my bedroom painting.
Following high school, I married Jim, moved to Colorado and raised and homeschooled six children. Painting was not a priority during these busy years. When my youngest began public high school, I had a renewed desire, along with time to pursue my art.
I like to paint landscapes, animals and people in a realistic style. There is so much beauty in this world! I have barely begun to scratch the surface of what I want to portray. I love painting different aspects of sunlight- in the way it changes a landscape. Cows and sheep are also favorite subjects of mine.
My works have been shown in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Newport Beach, California.”

Joni’s work will be on display from October 7 through December 7, 2017. She will be joining us for the 3rd Friday Receptions on October 20 and November 17, 4-8pm.