What does a girl feel when she looks into a mirror and a finds it is a young woman who returns her gaze? What is so captivating about Candlelight Reflection is the sense of discovery between the figure and her refection – almost as if it is a communication between two different people. One senses approval and uncertainty at the same time.
Joann Peralta’s Candlelight Reflection is a prime example of why collectors are paying more and more attention to this West Coast artist. Paying homage to her family heritage is the inspiration behind a string of impressive works from this contemporary figurative artist. To have the character of the young woman remain the strongest element of the painting while she surrounded with such warmth and ambiance is a true work of art.