Hoffmann Egeli studied painting at Pennsylvania College of Art, the Art
School of the Brooklyn Museum, and the Art Students League of New York.
Joanette credits her late father-in-law, well-known painter and sculptor
Bjorn Egeli, as having the most profound influence on her artistic development.
"He was committed to the concepts of truth and beauty, and repeatedly
stressed the importance of achieving excellence in all aspects of painting.
He often reminded us that the most important endeavor for an artist was
to make a beautiful work of art, regardless of who or what the subject might
Joanette Egeli's portraits
of children are straightforward and appealing. She achieves a striking
likeness, including less detail in the remainder of the portrait, accomplishing
a harmonious blend of color with form.