Valerie Winslow

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Experience

Valerie L. Winslow's Drawing Studio

Teacher  - California Institute of the Arts

Teacher  - Art Center College of Design

Artistic Anatomy Teacher  - Pixar Animation Studios Inc.

Sonoma Workshops

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Full-Time Faculty Member and the Anatomy Coordinator  - Academy of Art University

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Valerie L. Winslow Fine Art
"Ecorche Self Portrait" ©2008 Valerie L. Winslow Valerie L. Winslow is a contemporary figurative fine artist whose work has been exhibited in museums and galleries nationwide since 1975. Her paintings and drawings are in many private collections and she has won numerous awards in group exhibitions, including Best of Show at the Palm Springs Desert Art Museum and the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art (SVMA) in California. Other museums which have exhibited Winslow's work include the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, San Diego Museum of Art and Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in Santa Barbara, CA. For more than 30 years, she has taught figurative art and artistic anatomy at renowned art institutions, including the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA and the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). She has also taught artistic anatomy to animators at Pixar Animation Studios. Since 1989, Winslow has been teaching at San Francisco's Academy of Art University, School of Fine Arts, where she is a full-time faculty member and the Anatomy Coordinator. ABOUT THE DRAWINGS The figurative drawings of Valerie L. Winslow demonstrate her passion and talent for the human form. She is considered a master artist of drawing, and her work has captured the attention of students, artists and art connoisseurs throughout the many years. Her studio drawings include "gesture/action drawings", which depict the dynamic essence of a pose in matter of a few minutes. In the longer figurative studies drawn from life, the emphasis is on the realism of the anatomical form and is approached in a variety of techniques and drawing media. Her in-depth knowledge of artistic anatomy, as well as her incredible ability to draw the human figure from memory has made Winslow a popular and sought-after teacher. Hundreds of Winslow's meticulous anatomical drawings are included in her recently published book, Classic Human Anatomy - The Artist's Guide to Form, Function and Movement(Watson-Guptill Publications / Random House, Inc., New York). The book contains work from over three decades of her research and expertise and is getting rave reviews. An excerpt from the book (portions of chapter 5 -The Hand) was printed with permission from the author, in the Drawing magazine by American Artist in the summer 2009 issue. Winslow is currently working on a second book, a follow-up to her book Classic Human Anatomy. ABOUT THE PAINTINGS The paintings of Valerie L. Winslow resonate with warmth from her radiant palette of deep olive greens, creamy terra-cottas, and incandescent yellows, which create a luminosity within her forms reminiscent of early Italian Renaissance art. Her painting style is described as "Introspective Realism" due to the pensive quality of her work. Working in oil, Winslow skillfully applies layers of wet and dry glazes to her canvases, building a combination of rich translucent colors and opaque, chalky textures in her compositions. Structural components, such as curving archways and vertical alignments counterbalance the organic forms of the figures and drapery. Simultaneously, her unique vision suggests multiple levels of meaning through her compelling, thought provoking narrative themes. Tarot cards, letters, mirrors and mannequins serve as symbolic artifacts and infuse her work with narrative overtones of personal anecdote and social commentary. • Peering In- Peering Out- Oil Paintings by Valerie Winslow,Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA • Valerie Winslow- Contemplation, SOFO 2 Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA • Valerie Winslow- Sacred, Secular and Profane, Napa Valley College Fine Art Gallery, Napa, CA • Valerie Winslow- Reflections Within and Beyond, Firehouse Gallery, Grant's Pass, OR • Valerie Winslow- Oil Paintings, Greta Peck Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA • Valerie Winslow and Beth Edwards (Two Woman Show), Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, CA • Valerie Winslow- New Oil Paintings,Challis Galleries, Laguna Beach, CA • Valerie Winslow- Recent Oil Paintings, Challis Galleries, Laguna Beach, CA • Winslow, Valerie L., "Classic Human Anatomy- The Artist's Guide to Form, Function and Movement", ISBN-13: 978-0-8230-2415-5, New York, Watson Guptill Publications, a division of Random House, Inc. 2009 • Winslow, Valerie L., "The Structure and Surface Forms of the Hand", Drawing Magazine-American Artist, Summer, 2009. • Peterson, Diane, "Santa Rosa artist has many bodies of work. Santa Rosa, The Press Democrat, May, 2009. • Eichenberger, Bill, "Body of Work. Columbus, The Columbus Dispatch, February, 2009. • Peterson, Diane, "Valerie's Vision- Valerie Winslow paints in complex layers of meaning. "Winslow's Women- Valerie Winslow's contemplative paintings reveal women's pain as well as their haunting beauty. Cover Story, Santa Rosa, The Press Democrat, March 14, 1999. • Drake, Tommi, "Celebrating the Art of Northwest Women. Portland, The Women's Journal, Vol.7 No.2 February, 1999. • Decker, Edith "The Art is in the Details" Grant's Pass, Daily Courier, January 9, 1997 Artist Web Page by FineArtStudioOnline ©2009, 2010 Copyright Valerie L. Winslow. All Rights Reserved.

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Valerie L. Winslow Fine Art
"Ecorche Self Portrait" ©2008 Valerie L. Winslow Valerie L. Winslow is a contemporary figurative fine artist whose work has been exhibited in museums and galleries nationwide since 1975. Her paintings and drawings are in many private collections and she has won numerous awards in group exhibitions, including Best of Show at the Palm Springs Desert Art Museum and the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art (SVMA) in California. Other museums which have exhibited Winslow's work include the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, San Diego Museum of Art and Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in Santa Barbara, CA. For more than 30 years, she has taught figurative art and artistic anatomy at renowned art institutions, including the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA and the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). She has also taught artistic anatomy to animators at Pixar Animation Studios. Since 1989, Winslow has been teaching at San Francisco's Academy of Art University, School of Fine Arts, where she is a full-time faculty member and the Anatomy Coordinator. ABOUT THE DRAWINGS The figurative drawings of Valerie L. Winslow demonstrate her passion and talent for the human form. She is considered a master artist of drawing, and her work has captured the attention of students, artists and art connoisseurs throughout the many years. Her studio drawings include "gesture/action drawings", which depict the dynamic essence of a pose in matter of a few minutes. In the longer figurative studies drawn from life, the emphasis is on the realism of the anatomical form and is approached in a variety of techniques and drawing media. Her in-depth knowledge of artistic anatomy, as well as her incredible ability to draw the human figure from memory has made Winslow a popular and sought-after teacher. Hundreds of Winslow's meticulous anatomical drawings are included in her recently published book, Classic Human Anatomy - The Artist's Guide to Form, Function and Movement(Watson-Guptill Publications / Random House, Inc., New York). The book contains work from over three decades of her research and expertise and is getting rave reviews. An excerpt from the book (portions of chapter 5 -The Hand) was printed with permission from the author, in the Drawing magazine by American Artist in the summer 2009 issue. Winslow is currently working on a second book, a follow-up to her book Classic Human Anatomy. ABOUT THE PAINTINGS The paintings of Valerie L. Winslow resonate with warmth from her radiant palette of deep olive greens, creamy terra-cottas, and incandescent yellows, which create a luminosity within her forms reminiscent of early Italian Renaissance art. Her painting style is described as "Introspective Realism" due to the pensive quality of her work. Working in oil, Winslow skillfully applies layers of wet and dry glazes to her canvases, building a combination of rich translucent colors and opaque, chalky textures in her compositions. Structural components, such as curving archways and vertical alignments counterbalance the organic forms of the figures and drapery. Simultaneously, her unique vision suggests multiple levels of meaning through her compelling, thought provoking narrative themes. Tarot cards, letters, mirrors and mannequins serve as symbolic artifacts and infuse her work with narrative overtones of personal anecdote and social commentary. • Peering In- Peering Out- Oil Paintings by Valerie Winslow,Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA • Valerie Winslow- Contemplation, SOFO 2 Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA • Valerie Winslow- Sacred, Secular and Profane, Napa Valley College Fine Art Gallery, Napa, CA • Valerie Winslow- Reflections Within and Beyond, Firehouse Gallery, Grant's Pass, OR • Valerie Winslow- Oil Paintings, Greta Peck Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA • Valerie Winslow and Beth Edwards (Two Woman Show), Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, CA • Valerie Winslow- New Oil Paintings,Challis Galleries, Laguna Beach, CA • Valerie Winslow- Recent Oil Paintings, Challis Galleries, Laguna Beach, CA • Winslow, Valerie L., "Classic Human Anatomy- The Artist's Guide to Form, Function and Movement", ISBN-13: 978-0-8230-2415-5, New York, Watson Guptill Publications, a division of Random House, Inc. 2009 • Winslow, Valerie L., "The Structure and Surface Forms of the Hand", Drawing Magazine-American Artist, Summer, 2009. • Peterson, Diane, "Santa Rosa artist has many bodies of work. Santa Rosa, The Press Democrat, May, 2009. • Eichenberger, Bill, "Body of Work. Columbus, The Columbus Dispatch, February, 2009. • Peterson, Diane, "Valerie's Vision- Valerie Winslow paints in complex layers of meaning. "Winslow's Women- Valerie Winslow's contemplative paintings reveal women's pain as well as their haunting beauty. Cover Story, Santa Rosa, The Press Democrat, March 14, 1999. • Drake, Tommi, "Celebrating the Art of Northwest Women. Portland, The Women's Journal, Vol.7 No.2 February, 1999. • Decker, Edith "The Art is in the Details" Grant's Pass, Daily Courier, January 9, 1997 Artist Web Page by FineArtStudioOnline ©2009, 2010 Copyright Valerie L. Winslow. All Rights Reserved.

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Valerie L. Winslow Fine Art
"Ecorche Self Portrait" ©2008 Valerie L. Winslow Valerie L. Winslow is a contemporary figurative fine artist whose work has been exhibited in museums and galleries nationwide since 1975. Her paintings and drawings are in many private collections and she has won numerous awards in group exhibitions, including Best of Show at the Palm Springs Desert Art Museum and the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art (SVMA) in California. Other museums which have exhibited Winslow's work include the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, San Diego Museum of Art and Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in Santa Barbara, CA. For more than 30 years, she has taught figurative art and artistic anatomy at renowned art institutions, including the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA and the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). She has also taught artistic anatomy to animators at Pixar Animation Studios. Since 1989, Winslow has been teaching at San Francisco's Academy of Art University, School of Fine Arts, where she is a full-time faculty member and the Anatomy Coordinator. ABOUT THE DRAWINGS The figurative drawings of Valerie L. Winslow demonstrate her passion and talent for the human form. She is considered a master artist of drawing, and her work has captured the attention of students, artists and art connoisseurs throughout the many years. Her studio drawings include "gesture/action drawings", which depict the dynamic essence of a pose in matter of a few minutes. In the longer figurative studies drawn from life, the emphasis is on the realism of the anatomical form and is approached in a variety of techniques and drawing media. Her in-depth knowledge of artistic anatomy, as well as her incredible ability to draw the human figure from memory has made Winslow a popular and sought-after teacher. Hundreds of Winslow's meticulous anatomical drawings are included in her recently published book, Classic Human Anatomy - The Artist's Guide to Form, Function and Movement(Watson-Guptill Publications / Random House, Inc., New York). The book contains work from over three decades of her research and expertise and is getting rave reviews. An excerpt from the book (portions of chapter 5 -The Hand) was printed with permission from the author, in the Drawing magazine by American Artist in the summer 2009 issue. Winslow is currently working on a second book, a follow-up to her book Classic Human Anatomy. ABOUT THE PAINTINGS The paintings of Valerie L. Winslow resonate with warmth from her radiant palette of deep olive greens, creamy terra-cottas, and incandescent yellows, which create a luminosity within her forms reminiscent of early Italian Renaissance art. Her painting style is described as "Introspective Realism" due to the pensive quality of her work. Working in oil, Winslow skillfully applies layers of wet and dry glazes to her canvases, building a combination of rich translucent colors and opaque, chalky textures in her compositions. Structural components, such as curving archways and vertical alignments counterbalance the organic forms of the figures and drapery. Simultaneously, her unique vision suggests multiple levels of meaning through her compelling, thought provoking narrative themes. Tarot cards, letters, mirrors and mannequins serve as symbolic artifacts and infuse her work with narrative overtones of personal anecdote and social commentary. • Peering In- Peering Out- Oil Paintings by Valerie Winslow,Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA • Valerie Winslow- Contemplation, SOFO 2 Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA • Valerie Winslow- Sacred, Secular and Profane, Napa Valley College Fine Art Gallery, Napa, CA • Valerie Winslow- Reflections Within and Beyond, Firehouse Gallery, Grant's Pass, OR • Valerie Winslow- Oil Paintings, Greta Peck Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA • Valerie Winslow and Beth Edwards (Two Woman Show), Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, CA • Valerie Winslow- New Oil Paintings,Challis Galleries, Laguna Beach, CA • Valerie Winslow- Recent Oil Paintings, Challis Galleries, Laguna Beach, CA • Winslow, Valerie L., "Classic Human Anatomy- The Artist's Guide to Form, Function and Movement", ISBN-13: 978-0-8230-2415-5, New York, Watson Guptill Publications, a division of Random House, Inc. 2009 • Winslow, Valerie L., "The Structure and Surface Forms of the Hand", Drawing Magazine-American Artist, Summer, 2009. • Peterson, Diane, "Santa Rosa artist has many bodies of work. Santa Rosa, The Press Democrat, May, 2009. • Eichenberger, Bill, "Body of Work. Columbus, The Columbus Dispatch, February, 2009. • Peterson, Diane, "Valerie's Vision- Valerie Winslow paints in complex layers of meaning. "Winslow's Women- Valerie Winslow's contemplative paintings reveal women's pain as well as their haunting beauty. Cover Story, Santa Rosa, The Press Democrat, March 14, 1999. • Drake, Tommi, "Celebrating the Art of Northwest Women. Portland, The Women's Journal, Vol.7 No.2 February, 1999. • Decker, Edith "The Art is in the Details" Grant's Pass, Daily Courier, January 9, 1997 Artist Web Page by FineArtStudioOnline ©2009-2011 Copyright Valerie L. Winslow. All Rights Reserved.

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