Artist Joni Emily

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Joni N Emily

Artist’s Statement
My contemporary oil paintings and public artworks are inspired by the intangible aspects of nature, the multifaceted nature of people, and the evolving issues they present.
An award-winning artist, Joni uses a variety of visual techniques to capture the transient effects of the subjects in her paintings.  Showing a rancher’s pained look of concern, or the fierce paddling of a kayaker, or billowing clouds juxtaposed above the dark raging shadows of a thunderstorm.   Joni paints generally from life, using live models for portraits and en plein air for landscapes, which gives her artworks intimacy and a lifelike quality.  Joni’s first art career was as a theatre set designer, along with her acting experience, enable her to tell the stories of her paintings.
An artist throughout her life, Joni continues to augment her artistic career.   Joni earned her BS degree from the University of Colorado and studied art at several universities and with these artists: Bruce Vanderwilt, Greg LaRock, Clayton Beck and Doug Dawson.   Whether Joni is creating or teaching art, Joni brings her full capacity as a proven producer and creative thinker to the production of her outstanding projects. 
Selected Shows / Awards  

June 2021 - Juried – Capturing the Beauty of Open Land Plein Air Event, Douglas Land Conservancy, Castle Rock CO
Sept – Dec 2020 – Juried – 24th National Fine Art Exhibit, Plein Air Artists Colorado, Frank LaLumia Juror, Online via Wilder Nightingale Fine Art, Taos NM
Nov – Dec 2020, 2019 & 2018 - Juried - Holiday Art Market, Foothills Art Center, Eriq Hochuli Juror, Golden CO
Sept 2020 – Invited - MASKerAIDING as Uniquely CO Annual Fundraiser, Volunteers of Outdoor CO, Online
Aug 2020, 2019 & 2018 – Juried - Georgetown Plein Air, Georgetown Trust, Georgetown CO
July 2020 - SOCALPAPA Paints the Back Bay & Orange County Parks, Southern CA Plein Air Painters Assoc, Online
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