Valerie Grove Artist

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Nature Strikes Back 
  
RECENT PAINTING (2016-2018)

These highly textured paintings are composed of white acrylic, leaves, bark and other natural materials found in my garden. They emerged as a response to the loss of my brother to suicide in 2013 and have been a way of processing a period of change, trauma and grief in which colour was literally absent from my perception. What has emerged from this subtlety of raw, natural colour and texture, is a stillness and order in stark contrast to the constant movement and intense colour saturation of our contemporary visual environments. I am still working on this series of compositions. 

Many of these works were exhibited at the Hastings Art Forum from November 1st - 13th 2016.  A review of the show appears in the Hastings Independent Press. 
black and white paintings, valerie grove,nature strikes back
black and white paintings, valerie grove, naturestrikesback,
black and white paintings, valerie grove,nature strikes back
Strata
75cm x 50cm
  £350  
Tibetan Cherry
75cm x 50cm
  £420 

Black Holes
75cm x 50cm
  £350
black and white paintings, valerie grove,nature strikes back
black and white paintings, valerie grove,nature strikes back
black and white paintings, valerie grove,nature strikes back
Black Bamboo
60cm x 25cm
  £180 
Ginkgo
60cm x 25cm
  £180 
Red Cedar
60cm x 25cm
  £160 
black and white paintings, valerie grove,nature strikes back
black and white paintings, valerie grove,nature strikes back
Wood for the Trees 1
50cm x 20cm
(sold)
Wood for the Trees 2
50cm x 20cm
(sold)
Wood for theTrees 3
50cm x 20cm
 (sold)
Reality
120cm x 40cm
  £550
Road
120cm x 40cm
  £650 
Rhombus
(sold)
120cm x 40cm
A Semblance of Order 1 
(Framed)
56cm x 38cm
  £365
A Semblance of Order 2
(Framed)
56cm x 38cm
  £365

A Semblance of Order 3
(Framed)
56cm x 38cm
  £365
Details
black and white paintings
black and white paintings
black and white paintings
black and white paintings