The Latest from American Women Artists

Carrie Waller Abundance

As a part of our 2021 virtual Symposium on Women in the Arts, AWA presents an oil painting demonstration by AWA Associate with Distinction Member Valerie Collymore. Collymore is a full-time oil painting artist who is passionate about the French Impressionist Tradition. She paints in this style, exhibits her work in galleries and prestigious national juried shows, and teaches the science behind art and techniques of the French Impressionists.

Having grown up in the south of France, where many of the original French Impressionists painted, this artist’s work brings with it an authenticity gained through the intimate knowledge of the unique landscapes and seascapes of the French Riviera and Provence.

In her oil painting demonstration, Collymore shares her sources of inspiration and connection to the South of France. Watch as Valerie explains and demonstrates a few of her techniques based on the techniques of the original French Impressionists.

Learn more about Valerie in her profile video HERE.