I am looking forward to improved virus situation. As soon as possible, I will put notice here as to when I will be open at 221 N. Main. Meanwhile, I am painting in anticipation of my one-woman show which is scheduled for the moneht of October, 2021. It will be at the Dona Ana Arts Council new location. I hope to see you then if not before.
Jo-an Smith Studios will continue to be open by appointment only for the time being. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to establish contact during this time. It has been awhile since I updated due to all that has been going on. Here is what happening over my way. At the beginning of the Pandemic, I started a large (12'x8') mural on the wall of one of my patios. It continues as a "work in progress." When it became too hot to paint, I moved into my studio to start a series of paintings for my new one woman show.
I invite you to enter my world.........
I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and eventually lived all over in the Western Hemisphere, including Alaska, Argentina, El Salvador, and Panama. The many diverse places have influenced my art, a passion since childhood. Once I settled in New Mexico in 1972, this enchanted land has inspired me in many ways. My earliest paintings were primarily landscapes, including many of our ancient cliff dwellings. I also explored the inner landscapes of chile peppers and created a series of Virgin of Guadalupe designs on gold leaf. More recently I have been fascinated by the gem like images from the Hubble Space Telescope. My quest continues, nourished by my love of New Mexico and its many diversities.