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
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
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 2021
Salann Magazine Vol. 3, Pending
Salann Magazine Vol. 4, Pending
Best Of Show "Rorshach's Dream"
1st Place "Primordial"
2nd Place "Spirit Flowers"
Honorable Mentions included on this website:
"Fall Rain", "Sunshower", "Interstellar Window" and "Bloom"