August 29, 2009

Introducing Two New Artists

We are very pleased to annouce two wonderful new artists to our gallery. Steel and river rocks by Festa Lamps of California and wood shorebirds by Paul Beauregard of Georgetown, Massachusetts. We look forward to seeing you in our gallery or feel free to visit our website at

August 25, 2009

Featured artist: Robin Luciano Beaty

Robin Luciano Beaty is our featured artist through Sept. 21. Stop by to see her newest encaustic paintings. Through photographs like this, one misses the beautiful luminosity of the encaustic wax and the three-dimensional effect of the various textures and elements she includes in her paintings. It's worth a visit to see the work in person so we hope you'll stop by soon.

August 17, 2009

Letterpress cards by B Designs

I'm excited to now carry a wonderful little line of letterpress notecards by B Designs of Amesbury, Mass. We have dozens of designs (these are just a sample pictured) and they are sweet, subtle images of usually about 1" square on a 3x5 folded notecard. By using simple, unassuming vintage illustrations combined with carefully selected typography, and the letterpress technique, you get a clear, crisp image that is slightly raised to the touch, and unlike any other commercial printed cards. Cards are sold individually.

August 6, 2009

Meet Robin Luciano Beaty Aug. 22, 3-6 pm

Here at Valerie's, Robin Luciano Beaty will have a featured show of her newest encaustic paintings from August 19 through Sept. 21. Come meet Robin during a special art opening during the upcoming ArtWalk on Saturday, August 22 from 3 to 6 pm. Robin uses encaustic wax mixed and mixed media to create wonderful, textural paintings. It's a fascinating medium to work with, requiring a warm palette for the "wax" paint and brushes, and materials such as a heat gun, and items to embed in her paintings. We hope you'll stop by to meet robin and see the show.