The Beauty in Common Objects

JoAnne Meeker exhibited for the first time in 2018 at the Arizona Fine Art EXPO. The response to her artwork was phenomenal, and has proven to be highly collectable.

JoAnne Meeker is an oil painter who divides her time between Dubois, Wyoming and Tucson, Arizona. She began her training as a painter at the age of 11 in Destin, FL.  After attending the University of Kansas, School of Fine Art,  The Kansas City Art Institute, and the Art Institute of Southern California, she started her career in advertising as an Illustrator, Art Director and a few years later,  Agency Owner.

In 2001 she made her first transition back into the arts as a fine art photographer. For 15 years, her cutting-edge photography broke new ground, capturing the western lifestyle, with the “eye of a painter”. 

2015 brought a second transition in her career and back to her roots as a full-time oil painter. She is studying with renowned Wildlife painter, Greg Beecham, Landscape painter, Phil Starke and Equine painter Adeline Halvorson. She is combining a traditional approach with a contemporary flare as she portrays the beauty of common objects and captures the personalities of people, wildlife, livestock, places and things.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

• 2016 Feature Poster Artist, San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo

• 2015 Feature Poster Artist, San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo

• 2014 Feature Poster Artist, San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo

• 2014 Best of Show, San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo

• 2013 Feature Poster Artist, San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo

• 2013 Commission, 100-page book "The Life is Art - A Photographic Journey of Ranching in Western Alberta"

• 2012 Feature Poster Artist, San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo

• 2010 Feature Artist, Rodeo Austin, Texas

• 2009 Best of Show Artisan, Western Showcase - Calgary Stampede, Alberta Canada