(Image: Valerie Leri, Morning in Tuscany, 2009, Acrylics, 18 X 24 X 2 Inches; © Valerie Leri)
Valerie Leri (b. 1957, St. Paul, MN)
I studied fine art at the University of Massachusetts. I have been painting ever since. Living on Cape Cod inspires me to create paintings that I believe are uplifting and lighten the spirit, both my own and hopefully that of the viewer. To this end, I am drawn to working with bright, bold colors or soft pastels. Though I’ve worked with oils and watercolors, my favorite medium is acrylic paints and the majority of my paintings are with that medium. A strong element throughout my work is light – both physically and spiritually – through a combination of realism and abstraction. My mission is to capture a sense of spontaneity and tranquility or movement, energy and exhilaration through the interaction of colors and shapes. There is no right way to interpret my art. My hope is that it is uplifting for the viewer. Ultimately my art is an invitation “to dream.”
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