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JoAnn Mathews - Old West Artist


JoAnn Mathews


JoAnn was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She started her career as an artist while operating a ski shop and llama trekking business in Leadville, CO in the early 1990s.


JoAnn returned to Iowa for a few years, then moved back to Colorado to continue her passion for art while living in Trinidad, Colorado.

JoAnn currently lives in Lebanon, Tennessee with her husband, an aging aussie and multiple, intelligent and entertaining African Grey parrots. When not instructing art or painting commissioned work, JoAnn travels throughout the country, meeting with clients and painting quality, award winning pieces of art.

JoAnn is a National and Local award winning artist. She has done commissions for National Dog Shows, The National Western Stock Show, and private collectors world wide.
She has had the great fortune to have had a studio in the A. R. Mitchel Museum in Trinidad, Colorado for several years. A.R Mitchell was a well known illustrator for the pulp cowboy novels.


For many years JoAnn Mathews has operated a booth at the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, painting, selling art and visiting with clients, potential customers and colleagues.

JoAnn is also an art instructor utilizing workshops and seminars to educate and train up and coming art students.

Contact JoAnn to find out more about the instruction she provides.