Artist Valerie Davies

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Hi, and welcome to my art website.
I live in South Africa, in the Western Cape. I have been a photographer for many years and transitioned to drawing and painting a few years ago. My art is mostly self taught, but I also attend art workshops and online training as often as possible, to further my art studies.   Photography training and practice have taught me greater observation skills, that is, to see light, tone, color and composition in a scene. 

At the moment my preferred painting medium is oil paint, but I love experimenting, and am regularly doing intuitive journaling using any available art medium, and just doing what I'm inspired to do.  Having been involved in many different areas and styles of photography, my subject matter for painting, depends on what captures or draws my attention at different times, and the many ways I can represent it, or interpret it.  Art gives me the opportunity to do that.
 I love texture, and impasto and like to portray a sense of the subject, rather than a realistic copy of it.

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