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JoAnn Peralta, Fine ArtistRitual  JoAnn Peralta, a former book and editorial magazine illustrator who, since 2004, crossed over into Fine-art, and is known primarily by the Western art world for her stirring depiction of American immigrants contributing to the American landscape, as well as southwestern historical figures. With her lush brushwork and luminescent light she creates a timeless flair to her paintings. 

Peralta studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California where  she was awarded a full-time scholarship. Since then, her work has been featured in publications such as: International Art MagazineArt Business News Magazine, International ArtisSouthwest ArtWestern Art & ArchitectureCowboys and Indians, Fine Art Connoisseur, and Art of the West.

     Peralta has been a Masters artist at the Autry Masters of the American West Exhibition and Sale held annually at the Autry Museum of the American West for nine years. She has submitted her works for review for six years now for the Prix de West and her collectors are excitedly waiting for her to show there.

     Her work was the subject of a feature article written by John J. Geraghty in the December 2012 issue of Western Art Collector Magazine. She also had a feature article in the Art of the West Magazine, Jan./Feb. 2016 issue written by Vicki Stavig. 

     Peralta was given the honor of having her painting, Heart of the West (W.S. Hart Museum courtesy of the Natural History Museum, L.A. County), be displayed in the Longworth Building of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. 

     Peralta has just finished writing her first novel so is adding “author” to her list of credits. It will be made available by April 2018.

JoAnn Peralta is represented by InSight Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas; and Trailside Galleries; Jackson, Wyoming; Scottsdale, Arizona.




John Geraghty
John Geraghty (1930-2015)
I will miss you dear friend


Tribute to John Geraghty

My beloved friend, John Geraghty has passed away and these pictures are in memory of him and in tribute to him with love from me and my family.

John, you are indeed in a new home with your Savior whom you confessed with your mouth and believed in with your heart and there is no more pain or bad artwork there! You are free to not have to critique any artwork anymore because it is perfect there and you are part of what is perfect for our God doesn't allow anything imperfect to dwell with Him (that's why I believe there will be Terpning paintings there for you to enjoy when the world fades away at times end :). 

Jesus did it all on the cross of Calvary for mankind and cleared the way to be made holy when we invite the risen Lord into our hearts for He alone is holy. You have chosen life in Him and you are indeed with Him now. 
May you and Saralynn rejoice in your new life in eternity as you join in working for that which doesn't perish but is eternal! I think you are also painting some pretty perfect paintings up there and telling us, You all should paint as good as me now!  I love you, John
Thank you for everything,


Morgan & JoAnn with John Geraghty
Morgan Weistling, JoAnn Peralta-Weistling, and John Geraghty at Masters Autry Show 
before I was invited in to show!


Morgan, Brittany, John Geraghty, Sienna and JoAnn Peralta at Autry Store
Morgan, Brittany, John Geraghty, Sienna and JoAnn Peralta at Autry Store


John Geraghty