“I have always been a creative person, with art and nature being my refuge. I approach my painting with just a color palette and no subject, working layer by layer for true spontaneity. After 60 years of painting in all kinds of mediums and styles, I finally found the freedom of Abstract Expressionism."
Contemporary artist Valeri Cranston began her journey into art at the age of 7 in piano class. Bored with the lessons, she began to draw on the sheet music. A call from the piano teacher to her mother soon got Valeri out of piano class and into an oil painting class. She immersed herself into all things art from that point forward.
Valeri graduated from the University of Tulsa with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. With an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences as well, she also worked in the healthcare profession with critically ill babies and children in Oklahoma and then Texas. Throughout that time, she continued to work in graphic arts and develop her painting skills further.
Valeri has taught art classes and been invited to do demonstrations of her work throughout Texas. She has had several solo shows and has been in many juried art exhibits in not only in Texas but also Canada, Spain and Italy. She has gallery representation in Granbury, Texas, Cambridge, UK, Fuerteventura Canary Islands, and Milan, Italy.
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