Paintings

"I'm a painter first, and a musician second..."
- September 8, 1998
"I have always thought of myself as a painter derailed by circumstance."
- June 2000

Currently for sale *

  • Song to a Seagull This is the original artwork that Joni produced for her first album. Note the space left for the photograph section on the back cover. It was donated ...

* For sale by private owner, JoniMitchell.com has no involvement in the transaction.

Recent updates

  • Ladies of the Canyon 3 This is basically the cover of the Ladies of the Canyon album, but with a different 'skirt' scene. Joni has numbered it 3/4- leaving us to assume that...
  • Dog Eat Dog workup In 2003, a new art curator for Cedars Sinia discovered this work rolled up in a tube in a closet. It's unknown how it came into their possession and w...
  • Song to a Seagull This is the original artwork that Joni produced for her first album. Note the space left for the photograph section on the back cover. It was donated ...
  • Pool Party Included with the Dreamland release in 2004...

Most-viewed paintings in the past 30 days

  1. Song to a Seagull 1968
  2. Painted handbag 1985
  3. Miles Davis 1991
  4. Chemistry 1976
  5. Clouds 1969
  6. Pool Party 2003
  7. Too Much! 1969
  8. Both Sides 1 1999
  9. Graham Nash 1969
  10. The Hot Air Race 1978

Joni as a painter

Think of Joni Mitchell and think primarily of her incredible career as a singer, songwriter, musical innovator and trailblazer. Much less has been written of her life as a painter. We've been collecting images for years and have organized 314 pieces of Joni's artwork here for all to enjoy. The images displayed here are purposely low resolution for copyright reasons.

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