Valerie Graves is a Master Painter of landscapes, capturing the special light and essence of the mountains, sagebrush mesas and valleys of the Southwest.
Many have said that her remarkably sensitive and beautiful work is extremely reminiscent of the very best of the early Taos Founder paintings. Few artists have earned that praise.
Valerie Graves was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Fine Art at the prestigious Taos Invites Taos Show at the Fall Arts Festival by the Taos Medical Services Foundation who sponsors the highly acclaimed show. She joins R.C. Gorman and Agnes Martin in receiving that special honor. She has won the Best Traditional Painting Award for seven years now - along with two Best In Show Awards and the Judges' Award for 2012 in addition to numerous awards in other shows nationwide. She is included in many private and museum collections throughout the country.
Valerie loves New Mexico, the land and light and culture, and she loves animals, birds and wildlife. She donates a good deal of her time and artistic efforts to help animals inlcuding Equine Spirit Sanctuary in Taos, the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada and others. She is a member of the Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, National Audubon Society, and numerous helpful bird-oriented organizations, and is an amateur birdwatcher. Her art collectors primarily purchase purchase her wonderful landscapes, but she loves painting birds and wildlife and will often donate those paintings (and others) to help worthy organizations.
All of the images shown here are available as cards or prints at Country Furnishings of Taos. Please call or email us for availabilty and prices.