Van Gogh said, “I tell you, the more I think the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”
“I really like Van Gogh’s quote,” says Joni Herman, “because so much of my work is about connecting with the heart of my client, racking my brain to discover what moves them and trying to create it. I never consider my work just a form of my own expression, but a form of artistic expression that will continue to inspire the life of the person I am creating it for long after I have completed the project.” Perhaps this attitude and type of dedication to her clients is what truly sets Joni apart from her competition.
“It’s not about me, it’s about them. The people that hire me know that they are getting an artist’s commitment in finding out what moves their heart and what I create for them. Because of the rich appreciation for art here, falling in love with Orange County was easy. Because of my own fortunate ability to always be working, I have little time to dedicate to anything that might be considered as my own. So instead, I have discovered that I can derive just as much pleasure from uncovering the passion of the people who commission me to paint for them.”