Joel Schoon-Tanis has written and illustrated a handful of books (his first was about dragons eating fast food, and somewhere in there he illustrated the Bible…yes the Bible). He’s created kid’s television (and won Emmy awards for it). He’s painted murals all over the world (from Kenya to Germany to Palestine to exotic northern Wisconsin). He’s painted close to a gazillion paintings in his career (OK, maybe half a gazillion) and shown them all over the U.S., as well as in Europe and Africa. Interesting people like Walter Cronkite (deceased), Kathi Lee Gifford and, most recently, The Pope, have his art. Sometimes people lure him out to talk about the creative life (among other things). He lives in Holland, Michigan with three really smart and spunky girls.
Joel's ArtPrize Entries
These are Joel's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Joel's Past Work
These are images of past work that Joel has done.