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 watercolors.

Moving from Fort Worth to Granbury 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.

Now she devotes her time not only to painting but exploring other mediums and painting styles in order to develop her abilities further. She is currently exploring the world of abstract representation working in alcohol inks and enjoying the spontaneous possibilities.

Valeri has taught art classes and been invited to do demonstrations of her work in Texas.

 

Her work is represented by Your Private Collection Art Gallery 107 South Houston Street, Granbury Texas, 817.579.7733.

Education 

1975-1979

University of Tulsa, Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts

1986-1988

Tulsa Community College, Associate Degree in Science

1999-2000

American Technical Institute, Certification in Graphic Design

Awards 

2016

LGAA Spring Show, Award of Achievement

2016

Trinity Arts Guild Open Show, Honorable Mention

2017

LGAA Spring Show, Honorable Mention

2017

Weatherford Art Guild Show, Honorable Mention

2018

Breckenridge Fine Arts Show, Honorable Mention

2018

Trinity Arts Guild Fall Juried Show, Honorable Mention

2019

Rio Brazos Art Exhibition, Second Place

Exhibitions 

Solo

2018

Abstract Expressions, Dora Lee Langdon Cultural and Educational Center

Group

2016

LGAA Spring Show, Shanley House Gallery, Granbury Texas

2016

Trinity Arts Guild Open Show, TAG Gallery, Bedford Texas

2017

Stars of Texas Art Exhibit, Brownwood Texas

2017

LGAA Spring Show, Shanley House Gallery, Granbury Texas

2017

Weatherford Art Guild Show, City Hall, Weatherford Texas

2018

Breckenridge Fine Arts Show, Fine Arts Center, Breckenridge Texas

2018

Trinity Arts Guild Fall Juried Show, TAG Gallery, Bedford Texas

2019

Rio Brazos Art Exhibition, Langdon Gallery, Granbury Texas

Contact Me

817-233-7258

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