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Out to Dry - Limited Edition of 100


Out to Dry - Limited Edition of 100 Print

Valerie Perreault

United States

Printmaking, Linocuts on Paper

Size: 30 W x 40 H x 0.1 D in

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Hello. Thank you for your interest! My studio is located in Islamorada, Florida—which is a skinny, remote island chain in the middle of the ocean, just north of Key West, Florida. The linocuts in this collection are a love letter to our endless summers and a reminder to all that the "summer life" can be found in the heart, not just on the weather channel. **These are original unnumbered OPEN EDITION pieces, they are likely to retire at 100 prints but may be inked beyond that number. Each of my prints are hand-drawn and then hand-carved (in negative) on a linoleum block. Once the block is carved I roll it with ink and press the paper to the wet block using a traditional Japanese baren. No two pieces are alike. The markings and imperfections that transfer to the page in the pressing process are celebrated as part of the linocut esthetic. The centuries old linocut technique is often associated with street or outsider art, and has a rich history that gained momentum when Picasso embraced the medium in the 1950's. Size: 30" x 40" inches Paper: Masa White Handmade Washi Paper: Crisp, bright white paper with deckled edges. Do not confuse this paper with the light weight or waxed Masa commonly sold in the U.S. This paper is more like a heavy Hosho that has been sized for use with water-based inks. It is thick and tough but retains a soft touch to it. What is Washi? Washi is distinguished from modern commercial paper, even high quality art paper, by being made entirely by hand, using traditional methods, in small isolated villages in Japan.

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Print:Linocuts on Paper

Artist Produced Limited Edition of:100

Size:30 W x 40 H x 0.1 D in

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Hello! I am a visual artist and published poet. I was born in New Jersey and went to high school in Chicago, but I don't really claim any particular place as my "hometown" because I come from a military family and I have lived in more places than can be listed here reasonably. A few quick mentions: I went to art school in Dallas. Texas and lived mainly in Austin, Texas and Boston, Massachusetts in the the years following. My primary career out of school was as a journalist; both in television news and as a writer/editor for the Texas Senate—though I did several stints as a waitress and a ballroom dance instructor, not at the same time, thank God. Feeling disillusioned with the all of the above I bought a sailboat, moved aboard, and spent 2016 & 2017 broke and tan and salty and happy. This is when I got most serious about my art. I made ends meet by selling little paintings and linocut/woodcut prints. Eventually I committed to settling down here in the Keys. I married a fly fishing guide, bought a little blue house by the beach, and promptly filled the spare room with new and larger pieces of art. Quickly, I outgrew the spare room and needed a more professional place for collectors to view my works. Sales were great so I opened an art gallery. I had my sweet little gallery until 2021. I now enjoy showing my works at galleries about 2-4 times a year and selling pieces online through my website and Saatchi Art. INSPIRATION: I'm inspired by the "in-betweens,” the little moments of pause in a mundane day. I create art as a way of processing and experiencing the world while remembering to find the hidden beauty that lurks around every corner. WHAT I HOPE YOU FEEL/THINK WHEN VIEWING MY WORKS: My newer works are very specific to me, but still abstract enough that they often trigger similar memories in the viewer. It is my hope that my work washes over you like a poem—that it both informs and delights while creating a sense of rediscovering a memory, a place, or a feeling. **THANK YOU: My art lives in hundreds of private collections across the globe, and still I swear I remember where each original piece lives! I invite my collectors to my gallery shows and previews and I offer them discounts on new releases and special projects. I really appreciate and cherish you. I want my collectors to see value in my work and to know that by purchasing my pieces they are making a smart financial investment in an emerging artist.

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