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Submission for The Cryptic Canvas, Toronto
Please click on an image for a larger view. A brief bio follows.
January 2008.

The Parallel Universes series grew out of my study of literature, with its ‘appearance versus reality’ themes, and out of my fascination with how German-born artist Gerhard Richter applies paint. In every painting there are multiple layers and colours, each representing a reality or 'universe' of perception.

Every viewer’s reaction will be unique, representing their own personal, cultural, socio-economic and even gender-specific experiences. If I have succeeded, these works will challenge us to see other worlds, to look beyond the superficial and to appreciate and enjoy the complexities of our lives. Valorie Preston

Parallel Universes I
30x24" / acrylic on board
Suggested retail price: $1285

 

Parallel Universes IV
14x18" / acrylic on canvas
Suggested retail price: $885

Parallel Universes VI
30x24" / acrylic on canvas
Suggested retail price: $1285

 

Parallel Universes VII
23x18" /oil on canvas
Suggested retail price: $1085

Parallel Universes VIII
30x24" / acrylic on board
Suggested retail price: $1285

Parallel Universes IX
30x24" / acrylic on board
Suggested retail price: $1285

 

Brief Biography of Valorie Preston
I am an ex-English-teacher, an ex-senior-provincial-political-executive and an ongoing (sometimes) social activist. And an artist; always an artist. That has been the only title on my business card since 1993.

My work is primarily abstract, though I have been known to throw in a recognizable figure or landscape on occasion. People say I have a way with bold colour. I love to travel; to shed the many hats I wear in daily life and have unfettered access to feeling and thinking and painting.

My work has been shown in galleries in Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec. Rumour has it that, besides quite a few in Canada, some walls in the US and Europe have my paintings on them, residential and corporate alike. I am originally a product of Saskatchewan and have resided in Ottawa since 1984.

 


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