Joann Peralta from the very beginning was inspired by the paintings that sparked her creative inner spirit. She was fascinated with the paintings by Vincent Van Gogh and started oil painting and drawing on her own.
"There was never anyone really encouraging me to do this. I just knew I had to do it." Peralta adds, "As a teenager I would hang out at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena and take in the beautiful fine art while studying my favorite pieces".
Till her early 20’s she did not receive and formal art training. Then she received a full scholarship to Art Center College of Design in California. She attended it for four years as illustrator/fine arts major.
I liked her painting a lot and collected some of them right here so that you can also enjoy her art works: