My work is an exploration of every day - a celebration of the ordinary. I focus on the beauty that surrounds us, but that many are too busy to pay attention to - a pepper, a friend’s face, tea cups. I eat and breathe color. I aim to make art every day - whether working on a print, painting, or filling a page in my sketchbook. I am captivated by text and writing, by calligraphy and runes, by the letters scrawled by children. I have bins of paper scraps, paint chips, string, buttons, and 136 paintbrushes. I draw inspiration from the Siamese twin yellow squash from my garden or the double yolked egg that surprises me in the morning. Most anything can inspire me and get incorporated into my work.

Joni has been making art for as long as she can remember. Her work has appeared in The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Gourmet magazine and Cricket magazine. Her client list includeScholastic, Houghton Mifflin, Harcourt Brace andBehrman House. Her monotypes are included in many private collections. She is primarily a printmaker, but she draws, paints and makes a mess every day.