About the Artist
Valentine completed her BFA at the Maine College of Art and MFA in Visual Art from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has received numerous grants and awards for her work including a Jerome Foundation Fellowship and an Individual Grant Award from Cornell University Council on Creative Arts. Her teaching has received multi-year support (2005-2010) from the Maine Arts Commission's Early StARTS program for providing professional development for early childhood educators. She has been the recipient of residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Stephen Pace House, St. Michael's Print Shop and the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation. In 2015, she completed 11 paintings for the Percent for Art commission for the Washington County Courthouse (Machias, Maine). She teaches at the University of Maine in Machias where she is a member of the Interdisciplinary Fine Arts faculty.
She consults on arts programs with public schools, colleges and art centers and is also a Visual Thinking Strategies [VTS] facilitator and school trainer.
Her paintings and prints are inspired by a deep feeling connection to the landscape.
She is represented by the Maine Farmland Trust Gallery and The Gallery at Somes Sound. An exhibition list and biography can be found on Artnet.
Preferred Audiences: All
Disciplines: Visual Arts, Painting, Printmaking
Machias ME 04654