|by JoAnn Peralta
JoAnn Peralta’s artwork derives a great deal of its inspiration from a deeply rooted love and respect for her grandmother, Anita Peralta. “I pay tribute to the culture that helped shape my grandmother. Both sides of her parents were Spaniards, one having full Italian heritage. They migrated to Mexico and became a melting pot of cultures. I'm capturing moments of cultural experiences as well as the beauty of what helped shape my families, namely my grandmother and ultimately me. After all, I am my grandmother’s granddaughter!” Peralta states with a smile.
“I was inspired to capture this serene moment as this radiant, innocent beauty basks in the glow of a candlelit room preparing for an evening out. As she drapes her shawl over her shoulders she is interrupted by you, the viewer. The element of surprise coupled with youth drew me to this timeless scene.”
Spanish Shawl is JoAnn Peralta’s debut Fine Art Edition release with The Greenwich Workshop. She unveiled the original at the 2012 Masters of the American West Exhibition and Sale at the Autry National Center to popular acclaim. This magnificent Giclée Canvas is certain to be a must-have from this emerging artist. Adorn your walls with the warmth and beauty of this stolen moment captured in fine art.