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."

Education 

University of Tulsa, Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts

Tulsa Community College, Associate Degree in Science

American Technical Institute, Certification in Computer Graphic Design

Group Exhibitions

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

Atruim Gallery

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

Solo Exhibitions

Abstract Expressions, Dora Lee Langdon Cultural and Educational Center

Artists Circle Gallery, Online

Publications

Contempo Annual Vol. 1, 2020

Artists Circle Gallery's "Art Is Passion" Vol. 2, 2020

Artistonish Magazine May-December 2021, January-February 2022

Salann Magazine Vol. 3, Pending

Salann Magazine Vol. 4, Pending

"Art from Leonardo de Vinci to Today" Art Book, PAKS Gallery, Austria, Pending