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Pink Lemonade Hibiscus by Valerie Tomasetti
Pink Lemonade Hibiscus

Casa del Sol by Valerie Tomasetti
Casa Del Sol

Artist's Statement

Valerie TomasettiWhen I learned that Pierre Auguste Renoir had arthritic hands like mine, I thought, "If he could paint maybe I could to". In 1996, I began turning my dream of painting into reality.

I find that when I paint I am in another dimension. My world has become an explosion of color and interesting shapes found in flowers, buildings, and landscapes. I endeavor to paint the excitement I feel by allowing vibrant pigments to mix on the paper.

In August 2004, my “Casa Del Sol” painting appeared on the cover of the East Side Adult Education Schedule of Classes. In 2003, I was awarded "Artist of the Year 2002" by East Valley Artists. In May 2002, my Pink Lemonade Hibiscus was awarded First Place in EVA's juried Annual Show.

* I teach Watercolor-All levels at Los Gatos Recreation, 208 E. Main, Los Gatos.  The Class meets on Thursdays, 9:30 am -- 12:30 pm in 8 week sessions, fee is $132.  Drop in $20.  You can view & register on line at or call 354-8700 for a brochure. A one day Matting and Framing Class is also taught each quarter.  For questions, call (408-251-5489) or. E-Mail: