Title: Given Medium: Acrylic Size: 30x40

Valerie Barbeau – Q2 Art Competition – Artist Portfolio Magazine

I have painted since childhood. At the age of 15, I found myself unable to continue in public education and my high school art teacher encouraged me towards going to art school. I attended art school for one year but found that when the school tried to mold me in their vision, I could not comply.

Over my adult years, I took several breaks from painting. My life took different directions, as I wanted to incorporated other life experiances.

For 10 years, I taught art to women in recovery at a residential care facility. I met many women who found their hidden creative abilities, learning to paint and making jewelry.

I am now retired and painting full time but never say never to exploring new adventures.

I hope you enjoy my artwork in your home or place of business as a colorful artistic piece of art where you can sit, relax and let your mind go away from the stress of the day. I hope it take you to a spirit of transitional aspirations.

Title:Ourselves in the Sea Medium:	Acrylic Size:	24x24
Title: Ourselves in the Sea
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 24×24
Title:Elemental Sounds Medium:	Acrylic Size:	30x40
Title: Elemental Sounds
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 30×40
Title:Given Medium:	Acrylic Size:	30x40
Title: Given
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 30×40
Title:Colors of Ethiopia Medium:	Acrylic Size:	36x48
Title: Colors of Ethiopia
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 36×48

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