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VALERIE A SMITH (Utopian Dreamer)

VALERIE A SMITH (Utopian Dreamer)

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Artist Work

Cherries Under Glass
12/2011
Oils on Canvas
18x24"
Blue BubbleFlies
09/2011
Oils on Canvas
24x18"
Lil' Girl - Chica
05/2009
Oils on Canvas
10x12"
Musician's Dream
2114
Oil on Canvas
30" x 24"
Violence, American Style
2014
Oil on Canvas
16" x20"
Wondurous Wonder
2014
Oil on Canvas
30" x 24"

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Phone
410-340-4792
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

I like to create Surreal Art in oils, watercolor and acrylics because it gives me the freedom to be serious and imaginative simultaneously. My visions lie within my passion for colors and my need to be self-expressive to the point where when I envision it, I must take all the necessary steps to its completion. An “Utopian_Dreamer” is a visionary who has the ideal dream and recreates that dream to have form and can fill space. I am that person.I like to create Surreal Art in oils, watercolor and acrylics because it gives me the freedom to be serious and imaginative simultaneously. My visions lie within my passion for colors and my need to be self-expressive to the point where when I envision it, I must take all the necessary steps to its completion. An “Utopian_Dreamer” is a visionary who has the ideal dream and recreates that dream to have form and can fill space. I am that person.

Artist Bio

I studied fine arts at MICA (Maryland Institute of Art), Towson University and graduated from PICA (Professional Institute of Commercial Art). My field of study is Commercial Art and Art Illustration. I excelled at PICA and became an Illustrator creating works in “pen and ink” drawings in blue pencil to be photographed. I have been commissioned to paint Portraits, Wall Murals, and on pieces of furniture.

My favorite medium to use are oils on canvas, however, I do work with inks, acrylics and watercolors. I have created logos for Greeting Cards,T-Shirts and Tote Bags.

I paint realistic subjects, i.e. Portraits and Still Life Paintings, and I like to create Surreal Art because it gives me the freedom to be serious and imaginative simultaneously.

My visions lie within my passion for colors and my need to be self-expressive to the point where when I envision it, I must take all the necessary steps to its completion.

“Utopian_Dreamer” is a visionary who has the ideal dream and recreates that dream to have form and can fill space.I studied fine arts at MICA (Maryland Institute of Art), Towson University and graduated from PICA (Professional Institute of Commercial Art). My field of study is Commercial Art and Art Illustration. I excelled at PICA and became an Illustrator creating works in “pen and ink” drawings in blue pencil to be photographed. I have been commissioned to paint Portraits, Wall Murals, and on pieces of furniture.

My favorite medium to use are oils on canvas, however, I do work with inks, acrylics and watercolors. I have created logos for Greeting Cards,T-Shirts and Tote Bags.

I paint realistic subjects, i.e. Portraits and Still Life Paintings, and I like to create Surreal Art because it gives me the freedom to be serious and imaginative simultaneously.

My visions lie within my passion for colors and my need to be self-expressive to the point where when I envision it, I must take all the necessary steps to its completion.

“Utopian_Dreamer” is a visionary who has the ideal dream and recreates that dream to have form and can fill space.