Originally from Chile, Valentina received her Bachelor in Fine Arts in 2007 in Santiago, Chile. After graduating, she traveled to Japan to research Japanese traditional art at Hokkaido University. The year in Japan had a great impact on Valentina’s artwork, especially because of the emphasis on the natural world in Japanese culture. The nature-infused imagery inspired her to produce a series of watercolors and ink paintings of grass, leaves, and flowers that she showed in two solo exhibits on her return to Chile.
Around that time, she started teaching a Color Theory class at the university and opened a studio in Santiago where she gave private lessons on drawing and painting.
In 2013, she moved to California, got married, and become a mom of two girls.
After settling down in the Bay Area, she opened a studio in Benicia in which she taught painting and drawing primarily to young learners.
The pandemic brought the change back to her life, as she is back at her home studio and dedicated to her paintings as well as accepting commissioned works. Valentina continues to find inspiration in nature, with a special passion for gardens, portraits, and farm animals.
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