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The Kelpie Welcomes Back Jill Valliere

We are pleased to announce the return of Jill Valliere to The Kelpie Gallery.

Valliere's unique work in mixed media is the result of her training in wall treatments which has been transferred to her easel. Valliere's work is visually stunning. Her process of using an electric sander to coax the silver/gold/copper leaf to emerge and enhance the subtle glazes pulls the viewer in to a texturally delightful work of art.

"In 1997, I began my formal studies at the Rhode Island School of Design, where I received a certificate in decorative painting. Among the many techniques and finishes that I learned at that time were Venetian plastering, gold leafing, and glazing. After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design, I spent twelve years working alone and alongside many other artists. We created murals and specialty decorative finishes in homes and commercial spaces throughout New England. It was that many years of experience working with decorative painting materials combined with formal art schooling that brought me to the technique I now use to create my fine art paintings" - Jill Valliere