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Valerie Willson Art Prints

Valerie Willson lives on a rural island and is influenced both by an intense immersion in nature and close involvement in the process of people’s lives. Patterns fascinate her—the patterns in growing things and the patterns in our lives, the way humans address similar issues over and over, yet differently each time. Hope and joy fascinate Willson, as they are woven into the continual cycle of living things. It is these concepts that Willson thinks about and attempts to infuse into her abstract paintings as she builds/subtracts layer upon layer and pattern over pattern. Over the years, Valerie Willson has become increasingly interested in incorporating the techniques of monotype into her paintings. Coming from a background of printmaking (etching and monoprinting), Willson continues to be drawn to the freedom and serendipity of the monotype process, while somehow finding that she wants to extend that process into a more substantial finished object. Willson begins by gessoeing heavy rag paper on both sides. Then she dries it in blotters, creating a very flat surface, which will take a lot of abuse. Beginning with an underpainting of a fairly brilliant color, she builds textures and colors slowly, using both substrative and additive processes. She applies paint with stencils (lace, Japanese papers, found objects), stamps (handcut blockprints, commercial made patterns), and textures. Paint is applied both with a brush and with rollers. As in monotype, what is revealed in the subtractive process often becomes the most exciting and unique aspect of the piece. The finished work is varnished and framed, or attached to an archivally finished wood panel.
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The Answer Fine Art Print
The Answer
28" x 39"
 
Price: $53.99
Sale: $26.99
My Grandmother's Orchard Fine Art Print
My Grandmother's Orchard
36" x 27"
 
Price: $53.99
Sale: $26.99
A New Day Fine Art Print
A New Day
24" x 30"
 
Price: $44.99
Sale: $22.49
The Edge of Memory Fine Art Print
The Edge of Memory
13" x 14"
 
Price: $20.99
Sale: $10.49
Hope Fine Art Print
Hope
13" x 14"
 
Price: $20.99
Sale: $10.49
Guidepost Fine Art Print
Guidepost
13" x 14"
 
Price: $20.99
Sale: $10.49
The Journey Fine Art Print
The Journey
54" x 22"
 
Price: $55.99
Sale: $27.99
Borrowed Light Fine Art Print
Borrowed Light
18" x 19"
 
Price: $26.99
Sale: $13.49
Retreat Fine Art Print
Retreat
18" x 19"
 
Price: $26.99
Sale: $13.49
The Voice in the Wind Fine Art Print
The Voice in the Wind
12" x 12"
 
Price: $20.99
Sale: $10.49
Building Bridges Fine Art Print
Building Bridges
12" x 12"
 
Price: $20.99
Sale: $10.49
Vernal Moonrise Fine Art Print
Vernal Moonrise
50" x 22"
 
Price: $75.99
Sale: $37.99
Early Spring Fine Art Print
Early Spring
24" x 30"
 
Price: $44.99
Sale: $22.49
Burning Heart Fine Art Print
Burning Heart
39" x 22"
 
Price: $53.99
Sale: $26.99
Insight Fine Art Print
Insight
26" x 32"
 
Price: $57.99
Sale: $28.99
In The Balance Fine Art Print
In The Balance
12" x 12"
 
Price: $20.99
Sale: $10.49
Transparencies I Fine Art Print
Transparencies I
28" x 28"
 
Price: $44.99
Sale: $22.49
Transparencies II Fine Art Print
Transparencies II
28" x 28"
 
Price: $46.99
Sale: $23.49
End of the Day Fine Art Print
End of the Day
28" x 28"
 
Price: $46.99
Sale: $23.49
Secret Pathways Fine Art Print
Secret Pathways
12" x 36"
 
Price: $35.99
Sale: $17.99
Meadow's Edge Fine Art Print
Meadow's Edge
12" x 36"
 
Price: $35.99
Sale: $17.99
Charmed Days Fine Art Print
Charmed Days
36" x 12"
 
Price: $35.99
Sale: $17.99
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