About the Artist

Born of terrific parents, 
Valentine attributes her bold, haptic style 
to long years of dreaming in color 
and being a generally-nice-person-most-of-the-time. 
 
She holds degrees in Art Education and Design  
from New York State University at Buffalo 
and from University of Washington, Seattle.

She mounted her first portfolio at age six,
cut with blunt scissors and glued with library paste.
Photo by Jan Anderson, 2009
Pencil drawing at age 16
With armiture of By Myself
The Artist in Transition from Fuscia to Cerulean Blue (acrylic) 1996