From the stunning landscape to the breathtaking sunset on the river, the St. Croix Valley is a marvelous sight—particularly seen through the eyes of local artist Joni Jurek.
A visual artist since childhood, Jurek started her creative journey with representational drawing and painting. “It was just something I have always been interested in, starting at a very young age,” Jurek says.
Her award-winning art has been shown across the country, with some of her most celebrated work depicting abstract views of the St. Croix Valley. “[This area] is such a prime source of visual inspiration,” Jurek says. “The changing seasons create a lot of variety.”
Jurek has found inspiration both at home and away. In addition to traveling throughout the country, she has toured parts of western Europe, always with a sketchbook in hand.
Some of Jurek’s most recent work was displayed this summer at the Red Wing Plein Air Art Festival.