5″ x 7″
Valerianna Claff is an artist living in the densely forested foothills of western Massachusetts.
We formed a friendship through our blogs and she gifted me with “Forest” – a seedling
painting of her much larger watercolors in the same series.
Glowing moonlight invites me into the painting’s primal and peaceful forest – a place that
Valerianna calls “sacred home.” Sweeping tonal washes and simple brushstrokes create a magical
landscape that leaves so much to my imagination. I appreciate her love of nature and the intimate connection she seems to have with her native woods.
There seems to be an effortless and tender translation from her heart to rendering on paper of these things.
Sandra Dunn is a painter working primarily in encaustic, and is inspired by nature, spirit, emotion and imagination.