Gallery–Valorie is a self taught artist, who began drawing as a young child. Originally from California, she has traveled and lived in and out of the country, and currently resides in Longmont, Colorado. She enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1979 and retired in 1985. Her assignments took her to Turkey, Germany, Texas and Washington DC. Her subject matter encompasses florals, wildlife, pets, contemporary still life, sculpture images and the human form. She also uses various mediums ranging from pastels and watercolor to mixed media. Valorie’s style, as varied as her choice of subject matter and
medium, ranges from abstract, representative, and impressionistic. While in Washington D.C., an exhibition of hers featured a series of pastel and oil work done in the impressionist style, on brown paper bags. Valorie also uses other nontraditional
materials and methods, such as fire and finger painting.
Valorie’s work has been selected for poster, book cover and logo art.
Her work is on display at the Alloy Gallery in Lafayette, the Independence Gallery in
Loveland, and The Green Frog in Berthoud.
I can’t say I have a particular process I follow. Each piece has its own origins and
process. I can be struck with an idea and begin. I can be meditating on an idea and
make several attempts to work it out. Sometimes I simply stare at the “canvas”
waiting for it to speak to me. I don’t as a rule do preliminary sketches and much of
what I create comes from my head, where influences and ideas (that come from just
about anywhere) are waiting to be realized.