Jo-an Smith Studios at 221 N. Main, Las Cruces, NM, is open Saturdays from 10 to Noon and each "Second Tuesday" from 5-7. Soon I will be inviting
"Guest Artists" for the Second Tuesday Art Events.
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.