Joeann Edmonds Matthew



I am transitioning to the next stage of my life, emerging as an artist with a focus on Photography. I am now showing my work publicly through juried shows and local and state fairs, winning awards and selling images along the way

       I have retired from a rewarding creative career of 32 years in photography and  film production, as a union makeup artist and wardrobe stylist. In this capacity, I have worked on Feature films, Print Ads, Commercials, and Corporate films.

Examples of the Movies are:  Matrix, many of Robin Williams' films, Kite Runner, Jurassic Park and documentaries including CA State Parks, National Parks, Railroad Museum, Origins.

Complete list of films and projects provided on request.

    I recognize that I will always have to be imagining and creating; it feels as necessary for me as breathing. 

      A lot of my work reflects a desire to spark imagination and foster interest in science, animals, and especially the new frontier space.  I also want to do whatever I can to promote the care and preservation of our planet earth, but also because I have a great time challenging the digital possibilities of making these images  a little different.  Perhaps the greatest benefit of my work is that it entertains and  KEEPS ME OUT OF TROUBLE.

 I am rarely bored.


    I have a degree in Psychology, with postgraduate work in Graphic Design and Interior Design.  I am the mother of two talented and kind sons, and partner of an Architect who is a supportive best friend. Life has not always been easy, but it has turned out well.

I have recently completed a term on the Mill Valley Art Commission. I have been a volunteer 5th and 6th grade math and reading tutor in Marin City for the last 4 years. Love those kids.



Ad Week

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Non-Profit Magazine

Marin IJ

SF Chronicle

Marin Magazine

Many Annual Reports

Numerous calendars


So, here I am now making fanciful images that I hope you enjoy.



-San Francisco Women Artists Gallery 

  2 Juried Exhibits, 2017, 2018

  Jurors Award, Sanderlings - Sold.


Pacific Grove Carnegie Library 4 month exhibit 2018:



-O'Hanlon Center for the arts

 Member Artists Exhibits 2017, 2018

 "Sanderlings" (sold), Tall Base Blues


-Healdsburg Center for the Arts

 2  Juried Exhibits 2017, 2018



-Art Works Downtown

 2 Juried Exhibits 2017, 2018

 After Nature, Abstract 


-Art Works Downtown, San Rafael

 Juried Exhibit- Donna Seager

 MUSICAL MOVES  2 photographs


-Napa County Fair-2016

 Second Place-Alternative Photography


-Marin County Fair-2016

Third Place "Alternative Photography"



-Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA

 Juried Exhibition  2015 "Marin Contemporary"



-Marin County Fair 2014

   Black Cat Studio Award-Owls with Hats (Sold)

   3rd Place alternative Photography-BEE RESCUE


-Mill Valley Community Center

    Juried Exhibits  2013, 2014, 2015


-O'Hanlon Center for the Arts

    4  Juried Shows 2013, 2014, 2015


-Marin County Fair

    2012 and 2014 


-Art Works Downtown-June 2014

   "Shelter" 2 photos accepted

    Juried by Catherine Clark


-Art Works Downtown-Dec. 2014

 "Small Works"  "Pelli Blanco" and "Laughing Owls"

   Both sold.


O'Hanlon Exhibit

"Summertime" 2015



Thank you for looking at my images.


Joeann Edmonds Matthew

Mill Valley, Ca  94941

415 203-3037

my . artist run website