Joni is predominatly a self taught artist, starting to draw when she was around twelve years old. She attended Kutztown University as an art major, and studied oil painting with Helen Cieniewicz, as well as commercial art classes with Charles Moon and Barbara Cimochowski.
Joni is versatile in many types of work, including sign painting, pastel portraits, oil paintings, and a specialty, custom-designed greeting cards.
Joni works with a variety of mediums, including oil, watercolor, pastel, colored pencil, marker and acrylics. Her style ranges anywhere from abstract to illustrative to realism. She has done many unique projects, such as lettering a boat, and an oil painting of a fire truck.
One of Joni’s favorite projects was illustrating two children’s books. Other unusual projects included a mural at Jungle Wonder in Limerick, PA. In addition she has done custom cards for the American Heart Association, the former Brooke Mansion Bed & Breakfast in Birdsboro, the American Red Cross,and various other commissions.
As well as being a Working Artist Member at ArtFusion 19464, Joni currently exhibits at Art Plus Gallery in West Reading and Studio B in Boyertown. Other exhibits have included Gogggleworks, the YR Club of Reading, YWCA Women’s Festival of Art, Birdsboro Library, St. Peter’s Village, Cafe Harmony (West Reading), Phoebe Berks Village, Atonement Lutheran Church (West Reading) and Berks County Community Foundation (Reading).
Joni continues to develop new and exciting projects and looks forward to future shows and commissions. She thanks you for taking the time to view her work. If you would like to talk with Joni about a special project, please call ArtFusion at 610-326-2506.