Joe Anna Arnett    www.joeannaarnett.com



Growing up in the lush forests of East Texas , Joe Anna Arnett knew she would spend her life as an artist. There was never a doubt, only a detour and even that was in commercial art.  She graduated from the University of Texas , earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, then moved to New York and eventually became a senior art director for Young and Rubicam Advertising, working on such accounts as Merrill Lynch and People Magazine. In New York , she continued her studies in fine arts at the Art Student’s league. In 1984, Arnett moved to Santa Fe , New Mexico , still home base for her life of art and travel.


Arnett has been featured in The International Herald Tribune, Southwest Art, Western Art Digest, The Artist’s Magazine, Australian Artist’s Magazine and the North Light books: Painting with Passion, The Best of Flower Painting and The Best of Flower Painting II.  In 1997, she authored the North Light Book, Painting Sumptuous Vegetables, Fruits and Flowers in Oil.   She has written articles for American Arts Quarterly, ART Ideas and The Artist’s Sketchbook, as well as numerous articles for The Artist’s Magazine, including their Art Clinic Column.



Arnett has exhibited at the Colorado History Museum in the Artists Of America Exhibition, named an Artists of America Master in that show.  She has also exhibited at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, The Cincinnati Museum Center, and Art Asia in Hong Kong , The Tucson Museum of Fine Arts, The National Cowgirl Museum and The Albuquerque Museum of Fine Arts.  She has participated in the Prix de West Invitational Exhibition at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum since 1996.  In 2006 she was a featured artist at the Gilcrease Museum ’s Rendezvous show and continues to exhibit in that annual event.


For over 15 years, Arnett has enjoyed sharing her love of painting and the techniques she has acquired with students in workshops around the United States as well as Canada, Italy, France, England, Ireland and Guatemala. Of her teaching, she says, “ Nothing is truly yours until you give it away”. g from life, either on location or from flowers in her garden, Arnett presents her subjects with a passion and reverence for the Creator of the original.











All paintings shown here are done so with the permission of the Artist Joe Anna Arnett




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