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Artist Valerie Montague


An example of fine art by Valerie Montague

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://ValMontagueFineArt.com

  • Year Born: 1962

  • Oil painting juried into 98th Annual Exhibition, Bendheim Gallery, juror: M. Ewing, MOMA, NYC

  • Oil painting juried into 97th Annual Exhibition, Bendheim Gallery, juror: C. Manes, MOMA, NYC

  • Oil painting juried into 96th Annual Exhibition, Bendheim Gallery, juror:L. Hinkson, Guggenheim Museum, NYC

  • Price Range: $350.00 - $2,000.00

  • More info on Valerie Montague's FASO Connect profile




The Artist Says:


Iím inspired by the natural beauty of the coastal towns where Iíve been fortunate to live.




Biography


Valerie Montague is a painter who grew up in New York City and Ridgefield, Connecticut. As a teenager, she studied with Robert Beverly Hale at the renowned Art Students League. Valerie travelled the world before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area. There she fell in love with the natural beauty of the atmospheric landscapes visible from her Tiburon home. In 2008, she moved to Greenwich, Connecticut and returned to her love of pastel painting and studied with Tom Brenner of the Silvermine Arts Center and Rae Smith at the Katonah Art Center. She  turned to oil painting at the suggestion of Tom Brenner. At Silvermine, Valerie studied began painting abstract landscapes with David Dunlop, the creator of the Emmy Award winning PBS series, Landscapes Through Time. While living in Greenwich, Valerie was influenced by the rich history of the American Impressionists, particularly the work of John Henry Twachtman, who once lived nearby and frequently painted the Horseneck Creek, a waterway that ran in front of Valerie’s home. She also painted at Weir Farm Art Center, the only National Park Service unit dedicated to American painting and the former home of J. Alden Weir and was one of a select group of artists invited to paint at The French Farm in Greenwich CT.While in Connecticut, Valerie competed and ribboned in multiple art shows in Old Greenwich, New Canaan, Rowayton and Silvermine. In 2016, Valerie returned to Tiburon, California, where she creates abstract landscapes and modern portraiture in oil that are both atmospheric and tonal.Her more recent works include acrylics which begin with the randomness of dripping, pouring and tilting techniques. By following the paint, she creates modern landscapes, still lifes and portraits. During COVID-19, Valerie returned to study oil painting, portraiture and constructive figure drawing at the Art Students League…this time virtually. Valerie’s work has [...]

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