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Minnie Valero

Born and raised in Córdoba, Argentina, I immigrated to the US with my family, and pursued a career in public  high school education, while obtaining Masters degrees in English and Linguistics, Counseling and Educational Policy from UCLA.  Now I split my time  between my home in California, and my travels around the world, painting and teaching art in French, Spanish and English. 


I enjoy working with watercolor, pastel, acrylic and oils. I let the painting choose the medium. Portraits, landscapes, figures:  my divergent interests in genre stem from a deep love of the interplay of light, shadow, mood and drama, always trying to convey harmony in the composition. The challenge of doing something unusual, and sometimes working with found mediums like when I experimented painting on coffee bags in Panama, or doing my abstract series on book-covers in France, keeps my work fresh, relevant, and ever evolving. I am now working with  original pigments  from Nepal. We will see where this leads. I paint with pleasure and passion.

Valero_Sebastian Transgender Journey
Valero_Ushuaia Train to the End of the W
Valero_Between Realms
Valero_LJShores Sunset
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