Morning at the PointValerie Berkely
Acrylic painting on Wood
Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
30 " h x 30 " w x 1.5 " d |9 lbs. 0 oz.
Valerie Berkely looks for stories in her travels as inspiration for her abstracted landscapes. She says of this calm scene, "Just offshore there lies a slip of land along the lake known as "The Point." It's a long drive around to get to the best campsite. Weather permitted, you could row straight across from the main shore. Yet choppy lake waters deter many. The reward? Hearing a loon at daybreak calling for its mate. Feeling the mist behind the trees. Having a morning like no other."
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.”