Joni Falk2013 Artist
2013 Artwork Coming Soon
About the Artist
Joni Falk is a realist painter and has lived in Phoenix, Arizona, since 1960. She grew up in Chicago and graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Southwest culture and history provided the ingredients compelling her to seek a full-time career as an artist. She has become well known for landscapes of Indian life, as well as still lifes of Indian pottery. Some of the books that feature her work include "The Best of Flower Painting," "Energizing Your Painting with Color," and "Tony Couch's Keys to Successful Painting." Her work has been featured in Southwest Art, Art of the West, and Art West. She is an instructor at the Scottsdale Artists' School and was recently featured in American Artist magazine's Workshop.
What artist inspires you? Why?
I have long admired Henry Farny and was drawn to his work due to his composition and his more serene depiction of Indian life rather than sensationalized battle scenes. His color, lighting, and mood evokes my personal, emotional response to his work.
How do you come up with an idea for a new piece of artwork?
Inspiration for a new painting can evolve from numerous sources, sometimes from photo reference, sometimes from a photo in a magazine with dramatic lighting, unusual composition or color combinations that I can incorporate into my own landscape idea.
Where is the most inspirational place you've visited lately?
Probably the Scottsdale Artists' School, where so many gifted artists come to give workshops and demonstrations and share their knowledge and vision of what they "see" as an artist. I feel fortunate to have an opportunity to meet some of the best artists today.