Sale on canvas prints! Use code ABCXYZ at checkout for a special discount!

Interview published

Blogs: #8 of 10

Previous Next View All
Interview published

Interviews from around the world
.RSS FeedTwitterFacebook..Valerie Anne Kelly-aka-valzart
December 5, 2010
Posted in: Artists

When did you first become interested in art?

I became interested in Art from a very early age doodling on anything & everything, and then went on to receive an high school Art Diploma. I seriously took up painting again in the early nineties exhibiting my work and painting lots of commissions.

What style of art do you use most?

Landscape painting and abstract realism

Has your style changed from when you first began as an artist?

Having painted traditionally most of my life in every medium am delighted to have found my new Digital studio.

What medium do you use?

I call it Tradigital. I digitally enhance my traditional paintings using PSCS4 and Corel Painter11 ie :- Tradigital.

What made you choose that medium?

It is a delightful voyage of discovery everyday in my digital studio, so exciting if I find a new plug-in or a different programme. The only thing I miss is the smell of paint!

Do your ideas come from life or imagination?


How do you choose your images and colours?

I am totally inspired everyday by seeing the wonder and beauty all around me and always striving to capture that elusive light

Who is your favourite artist?

Vincent Van Gogh

What is your favourite piece of work by yourself?

Shelter (portraying that He has the whole world in His care) and I thank God everyday for this wonderful gift He has given me.

How much time (on average) does it take to complete a work?

It can take hours, days or weeks to complete an artwork depending on the subject and medium.

How well do you take criticism?

ok as long as it is constructive

What do you do to overcome a block?

listen to music and totally relax

How do you know something is finished? Is it easy to walk away?

I never think a work is finished, there is an old saying It takes two people to paint, the Artist and someone to hit him over the head when it is finished lol!

Have you had exhibits in galleries?

Ravenham gallery Norfolk

Have you any exhibits in galleries planned for the future?

not at the moment

What are your plans for the future?

more painting

What advice would you give new artists?

practice and follow your heART

Have you done any courses to help you?


What do you do to market your work?

blog it

Do you use social networking in your day to day life? +

Are you available for work (commissions)?


Have you got hobbies?


Where are you based?

Spain/UK I commute between both countries.