Valerie Collymore is a full time oil painting artist who is passionate about the French Impressionist Tradition. She paints in this style, exhibits her work in galleries and prestigious national juried shows, and teaches the science behind art and techniques of the French Impressionists.
Having grown up in the south of France, where many of the original French Impressionists painted, this artist's work brings with it an authenticity gained through the intimate knowledge of the unique landscapes and seascapes of the French Riviera and Provence.
Most works from Valerie's last 6 annual solo exhibits in Seattle have found homes with collectors, and her workshops and classes - including chateau-based workshops in France - during the last 3 years usually sell out.
In recognition of the national examination of systemic racism and injustices, Gage Academy of Art is committed to continued analysis and expansion of our own institutional practices.
Land Acknowledgment: Gage Academy of Art would like to acknowledge that we stand on the traditional ancestral lands of the Coast Salish peoples—specifically the Duwamish People, past and present—and honor, with gratitude, the land itself, the Duwamish Tribe, and their ancient heritage. Without them, we would not have access to this gathering, dialogue and learning space. We ask that we take this opportunity to thank the original caretakers of this land, who are still here.
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