About the artist: Born in Argentina, I live and paint in Southern California and France (pre-pandemic). Art has captivated me all my life. I use different media: oil, acrylic, pastel and watercolor. I let the painting chose the medium. In the past 15 years I’ve had 30 + individual exhibitions in Europe and North and Central America; I’ve had over 300 group exhibitions in Europe, Asia and North and Central America. I’ve also won many awards in France, Nepal, China and the US in the past 12 years. I teach art in France and California, regularly in person, now on Zoom. I live and paint with pleasure and passion. 

EMAIL ADDRESS: [email protected]
WEBSITE: www.minnievalerofineart.com     

Instagram: @minnievalero      Phone: 619-240-6092

BETWEEN REALMS, acrylic on canvas, 36×36”, $1,800
This painting was inspired by my visits to Nepal, with the incredible Himalayas mountains, and the temples practically hanging from some peaks.  The Himalayas are a spiritual experience. I was honored to be the US Artist Representative for the International Watercolor Society in Kathmandu, Nepal, in December 2018. 
SPIRITUAL JOURNEY, acrylic on canvas, 36×36”, $ 1,800
This painting was also inspired by my experiences in Nepal, a country with thousands of temples and very spiritual people. Practically all women wear red, most of their lives. They start wearing red as adolescents, to mark their “womanhood”, and continue for the rest of their lives: a red scarf, or skirt, blouse, or the entire outfit, in any shade of red, with or without designs, but red. 
MEMORY OF TIME, acrylic on canvas, 36×36”, $ 1,800
The colors here represent all the different stages of life a woman goes through. She “protects” herself (the umbrella) and marches through dark and light, thick and thin,  learning, evolving, moving forward.

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