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Valerie Berkely
Lead the Way

2017

$950

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Artist Comments
A winding creek flows back through the field, leading the way from grassy reeds back to the swirls of sky. In this piece, I created a sense of calm distance in the textures of oil and wax. This piece has a waxed finish applied to the natural wood sides. It is wired to hang.

About the Artist
Valerie Berkely uses her finger tips as brushes to create her abstract paintings. For Valerie, the art is all about the process, the paint, her mood, and the moment. She admires the artist Wolf Kahn, who once said, “the picture is the conclusion of an experiment in which the hint of an image becomes actuality. Like Kahn, Valerie’s paintings combine pictorial landscapes with painterly abstraction. The vibrant primary colors capture the hues of the sun rising and setting, and the texture of her fingers across the surface divides sea, land, and sky. There is something very dreamy about these works, exemplified by their color, texture, and atmospheric quality. Valerie’s first “art epiphany” was seeing Seurat's La Grande Jatte at the Art Institute of Chicago. “Bowled me over! I actually fell down. And I knew I was to become a painter.”

Lead the Way
Valerie Berkely
Oil painting on wood
One-of-a-kind
Signed on front and back
2017
24 in. h x 24 in. w x 1.5 in. d
5 lbs. 12 oz.

Details

  • Creator
  • Creation Year
    2017
  • Dimensions
    Height: 24 in. (60.96 cm)Width: 24 in. (60.96 cm)Depth: 1.5 in. (3.81 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Lead the Way. Valerie Berkely. Oil painting on wood. One-of-a-kind. Signed on front and back.
  • Gallery Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 547231stDibs: LU92213720362

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