Valeri Cranston - Contemporary Artist
Valeri 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 in 1979 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and began working as a graphic artist and illustrator. After completing coursework for an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences she began working in the healthcare profession with critically ill babies and children in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Dallas, Texas. After more than a decade working in hospitals, Valeri retired from her healthcare career and moved back into art field through graphic arts and soon began painting off and on again, with a variety of mediums.
Moving from Fort Worth to Granbury, Texas with her husband Jeff in 2007, Valeri found her true inspiration from Granbury’s rich and varied art community. That inspired her to dive back into painting regularly.
Valeri has been in numerous national and international shows winning awards for her work. She has been invited to do demonstrations of her work and has taught art classes.
"I have always been a creative person with art and nature being my refuge. I approach my work with just a color palette and no subject, working layer by layer for true spontaneity."
University of Tulsa, Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts
Tulsa Community College, Associate Degree in Science
American Technical Institute, Certification in Computer Graphic Design
Breckenridge Fine Arts Show
Rio Brazos Art Exhibition
Trinity Arts Guild Open Show
Lake Granbury Art Association
Weatherford Art Association
Stars of Texas Art Exhibit
Texas Artist's Coalition
Artist's Circle Online Gallery
Light, Space & Time Online Gallery
Fusion Art Online Gallery
Exhibizone Online Gallery
MADS Gallery International Contemporary Exhibition Milan, Italy & Fuerteventura, Spain
Contemporary Art Curator Magazine
Abstract Expressions, Dora Lee Langdon Cultural and Educational Center
Artists Circle Gallery, Online
Contempo Annual Vol. 1, 2020
Artists Circle Gallery's "Art Is Passion" Vol. 2, 2020
Artistonish Magazine May-December 2021, January-February 2022
"The World Art Guide" Viken, Sweden, July 2023
"Art from Leonardo de Vinci to Today" Art Book, PAKS Gallery, Austria, August 2023