About The Art
Acrylic on canvas.
11" x 11" framed.
*frame is handpainted match the work
About The Artist
Valerie Leuchs grew up in a small town between Baltimore and Washington, DC. She has been creating art her entire life. Her mother was a graphic designer and encouraged her creativity. They visited art museums throughout her childhood and she attended art camps nearly every summer.
She graduated from Boston College with a degree in Fine Arts, and studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and San Miguel de Allende, Mex. In 2002, she moved to New York City. For fifteen years, she enjoyed a successful career as a business development and sales executive across fashion, finance and marketing. After the birth of her second son, she rededicated herself to her art and has found renewed joy in creating through painting.
She lives with her family on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. She paints using acrylics and often integrates pencil and pastels onto the canvas. Her most recent work is abstract with bright colors and bold shapes. Valerie paints by adding many layers of sheer pigment onto the canvas; she likes when the first layer or raw canvas peeks through in the finished piece. Her work is cheerful but calming and balanced.