Joani, a 25-year native of South Florida, has an innate passion for tropical flora & fauna. Art has always been a major force/love and played a significant role in her life. She graduated University of Florida in 1973 with a BA of Design (Interior) from the College of Architecture. She moved to Calaveras County in 1975, married, raised a family, did freelance work and incorporated art into everyday life.


She joined Arts of Bear Valley in 2006 and introduced her work publicly in 2007. She shows annually with AOBV in both of their shows: Bear Valley and Big Trees State Park, and at the Calaveras County Fair. By 2011, she had won two "Best of Show" awards.


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