Although Joetta has always been creative, she started painting for the first time several years ago. Her first painting was a rather wild abstract of a rooster using bold and vibrant colors. Joetta often reflects on how far she's come since her first painting and how much more she wishes to learn. She has studied with various artists in Washington, Oregon and Arizona, whether through formal classes and workshops, or painting with fellow artists in an open studio environment. Joetta paints using acrylics, oils, and mixed media. Joetta loves painting anything with eyes. So much emotion and connection is expressed through the eyes, and her desire is to bring a heartbeat, rhythm, and breath to the canvas.