I love a good moondance.  Lately, in my studio explorations, I have also become fascinated with natural gemstones - jasper in particular. I'm inspired by the colors, patterns, and transparent layers which work well in my oil plus wax technique.  And I'm always surprised when a moon shows up after all!  

This piece is on cradled wood panel with natural sides.  It comes ready to hang.

- Valerie Berkely

Jasper Moon
VALERIE BERKELY


Oil painting on wood
One-of-a-kind
Signed on front and back
2017

12" h x 12" w x 1.5" d
2 lbs. 1 oz.

$325

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This artist is currently away from their studio. Artwork will ship on August 31, 2017.



Artist
Valerie Berkely
Wausau, Wisconsin

Getting to Know Valerie

Valerie Berkley 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.”