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.

www.yourprivatecollection.com

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

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

Salann Magazine Vol. 3, Pending

Salann Magazine Vol. 4, Pending

Awards

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"

Contact Me

817-233-7258

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