Biography: Rosemary Valente

The paintings of Rosemary Valente are powerful. Powerful passions deep within this painter's soul are the link to her creative energy. This energy is released by the myriad shapes of nature; then, like the volcanic eruptions on the Hawaiian islands whose fantastic forms long fascinated her, a creative explosion occurs. The results are paintings defined by simplicity of form and vibrancy of color. In her paintings The Age of Romanticism triumphs over The Age of Reason!

A landscape painter, Valente's favored subjects are mountains, trees, islands and deserts. Nature provides the picture. The painter provides the interpretation. Her paintings do not replicate nature; they transform it. Her application of color emphasizes form, creates harmony in non-harmonious subjects, evokes emotions, and intensifies the images she creates. Her paintings show the influence of the German Expressionists in both simplicity and color.

Rosemary Valente's early work was primarily abstract landscapes and cityscapes. The abstractions she creates reflect her fascination with form. This fascination emanates from early exposure to landscape and cityscape while in Hawaii, New York, Paris and Athens. Form is sharply emphasized in her abstract imagery. This imagery captures the visual essence of the subject.

Her most recent paintings are magical and somewhat surreal. Both poetry and fabric swatches of horses provided her with the inspiration to execute a series entitled, "Longshot." It focuses on the matters of the heart, i.e., relationships.

Valente's work has gained world wide acceptance. Her paintings are found in both personal and corporate collections throughout Europe, the Far East, and the United States. She has successfully exhibited and is represented in high quality galleries. She is known and admired by both artists and collectors. The power and beauty of her person is reflected in the power and beauty of her work.

EDUCATION

1985 ATHENS STUDIO Athens, Greece
1983 ATELIER 17 S.W. HAYTER - Paris, France
1982 ART STUDENTS LEAGUE - New York, New York
ATELIER DUMANS - New York, New York
1978 INDEPENDENT STUDY - Guadelajara, Mexico
1975 UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII Honolulu, Hawaii M.A., Art Education
1973-74 HONOLULU ACADEMY OF ART - Honolulu, Hawaii

SELECTED GALLERIES

ART SOURCE - Los Angeles, California
GALLERY THREE - Phoenix, Arizona
WATERMARK - San Francisco, California
FIRST STREET GALLERY - Palm Springs, California
NORTH BEACH STUDIOS - Clearwater; Florida
VILLAGE GALLERY - Maui, Hawaii
ART LOFT - Honolulu, Hawaii
DEL MAR ART CENTER GALLERY - Del Mar, Ca.

SELECTED EXHIBITS

RIVERSIDE MUSEUM - Riverside, California
LONG BEACH MUSEUM - Long Beach, California
SAN DIEGO ART INSTITUTE - San Diego, California CABRILLO GALLERY - Aptos, California
IMAGES GALLERY - New York, New York
FRONT PORCH GALLERY - Carlsbad, Ca.

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

SHEARSON LEHMAN - San Diego, California
THE GENTRY COMPANY San Diego, California
WAVETEK CORPORATION - San Diego, California
P.S.A. (Vice President of Marketing) - San Diego, California P.G.A. WEST - SUNRISE DESIGN CENTER - La Quinta, California
GREAT AMERICAN BANK - Orange County, California RANCH & COAST PUBLISHING CO. - Rancho Santa Fe, California THE OCEAN CLUB - Long Beach, California
AUGUSTO ANGELUCCI, ARCHITECT - THE PINES OF LA JOLLA, California
AMAZON.com - International
OOPSYDAISY.com - International

 

BLue Trees

Blue Trees

 

The Countryside

The Countryside

 

Mythscape Series B

Mythscape Series B

 

New Ground to Cover

New Ground to Cover

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