Thank you for your interest in one of my original paintings! Each one is created using various professional-quality soft pastels on archival, sanded paper. I will personally ship them to you out of my home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with love and care for protection. Pastel care & framing tips will also be included. It was a joyful, therapeutic experience painting these and I hope they bring warmth to your home.
This is one of my favorite scenes captured on a summer drive with Mak & Vienna through my hometown. I have such a clear memory of that day, how beautiful it was, how much fun we had. It feels nostalgic and wistful to me for that reason. I’ve painted this scene quite a few times now (and will probably paint it quite a few more) because it takes me to such a happy place.
Title: Summer Memory Size: 9 x 12 inches This piece will arrive with a signature on the bottom right corner.
Grace & Calm – SOLD
The other night I couldn’t sleep because I had too much on my mind. Instead of fighting it, I decided to give in and head to my easel. As I painted this calming scene from my hometown this past summer, I kept telling myself “give yourself grace” over and over. Art can be therapy and this certainly was for me. -Valerie
Title: Grace & Calm Size: 9×12 inches This piece will arrive with a signature on the bottom right corner.
Morning Dusting – SOLD
I’ve been going on morning walks a few days a week before the sun comes up. There’s something about a morning walk in winter that is simply invigorating. On this particular day, between the dusting of snow and the magical sunrise, I had to paint the moment. -Valerie
Title: Morning Dusting Size: 6 x 9 inches This piece will arrive with a signature on the bottom right corner.
Morning Glow – SOLD
I painted this small piece in the morning hours while all was quiet and calm. It’s currently winter here, but it allowed me to escape to somewhere warm and bright. My favorite part is the glow in the water. -Valerie
Title: Morning Glow Size: Approximately 5.5 x 6 inches
Fairytale Path – SOLD
This painting has a very fairytale-esque feel. It just seems idyllic and peaceful, otherworldly almost. Maybe that’s because I painted it during such tumultuous times in our world and I was wishing for an escape. A dappled light path felt like the perfect place to start.
Title: Fairytale Path Size: 9 x 9 inches
Cotton Candy Sky – SOLD
I’ve been feeling a desire to paint scenes that have a fairytale-esque warmth – carefree and whimsical… landscapes that take me to another place. I think this painting achieves that with its cotton candy sky and colorful grasses.
Title: Cotton Candy Sky Size: 6 x 8″
A Moment of Serenity – SOLD
This painting was inspired by a walk at North Park in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The sun was going down and the water was still and serene. It is the serenity I wanted to remember.
Title: A Moment of Serenity Size: 6″ x 5.5″ inches
Clouds No. 1 – SOLD
A bright, blue sky day! Such a breath of fresh air.
Title: Clouds No. 1 Size: 9 x 6 inches This piece will arrive with a signature on the bottom right corner.
Fire & Water – SOLD
We are in the peak of Fall in Pennsylvania and each new day is bringing new inspiration to paint! The blue and orange hues dance together in this painting. I love the warm and cool together.
Title: Fire & Water Size: 6 x 9 inches
Fall is by far my favorite season. I wanted to capture the colors, warmth, and brilliance of this glorious time of year.
Title: Fall Splendor Size: 9 x 12 inches This piece will arrive with a signature on the bottom right corner.
Autumn Glow – SOLD
Next to my childhood home there was a lane just like this with grand trees on either side. I spent countless hours on this lane. A simple memory, but a happy one that takes me to a comforting place in my mind. I hope the warmth and glow of this painting is a comfort, too.
Title: Autumn Glow Size: 9 x 12 inches
Pumpkin Path – SOLD
This painting was inspired by our annual pumpkin-picking visit to Soergel’s Orchard near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There’s something magical about trapsing through the pumpkin patch and it tops the list of one of my most treasured traditions.
Title: Pumpkin Path Size: 8 x 10 inches
Poppies – SOLD
Title : Poppies Size: 8×10 inches
Last Of The Wildflowers – SOLD
It’s the end of August in Pennsylvania and the wildflowers are abundant, but with signs of running their course. Soon we will say goodbye to Summer.
Title : Last of the Wildflowers Size: 9 x 12 inches Media: Various professional quality soft pastels on archival, sanded paper.
Lace Dreams – SOLD
Queen Anne’s Lace – unruly, wild & absolutely magical. This piece feels like a summer dream and was inspired by the Pennsylvania landscapes dotted with this charming wildflower.
Title : Lace Dreams Size: 6 x 9 inches
Another Time & Place – SOLD
The old-fashioned feel of this piece just takes me to another time and place, a simpler, slower time. It was inspired by the beautiful place I grew up in rural Western Pennsylvania. – Valerie
Title : Another Time & Place Size: 9 x 12 inches
Wildflower Walk – SOLD
It’s wildflower season! Lately, I’ve been paying close attention to the Pennsylvania landscape and the wildflowers everywhere are just so alluring to me. Like little dots of magic spread throughout, enchanting and unruly. This painting was inspired by a country drive through my hometown of Scottdale, Pennsylvania.
Title: Wildflower Walk Size: 9 x 12 inches
Queen Anne’s Lace Growing Along The Roadside – SOLD
This painting was inspired by a country drive through my hometown of Scottdale, Pennsylvania. Delicate and soft, Queen Anne’s lace dots the summer landscape and I can’t get enough of it. I love the juxtaposition of the powerful trees with the dainty blossoms, a pairing of strength and femininity.
Title: Queen Anne’s Lace Growing Along the Roadside Size: 9 x 12 inches
Golden Entrance – SOLD
Cheerful golden flowers along a country path feels welcoming, warm and bright! I’ve been playing close attention to the Pennsylvania landscape and the wildflowers everywhere are just so alluring to me. Like little dots of magic spread throughout, enchanting and unruly. This painting was inspired by a country drive through my hometown of Scottdale, Pennsylvania.
Title: Golden Entrance Size: 6 x 9 inches
Light at the end of the path – SOLD
Darkness may be the present moment, but rest assured we can see the glorious glow just up ahead. This too shall pass. This painting was inspired by a country drive through my hometown of Scottdale, Pennsylvania.
Title: Light at the end of the path Size: 4.5 x 6 inches