Valerie Scott

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Neighborhood: Bayview
Group Affiliation: Yosemite Place

Artist’s Biography
Valerie Scott is an Abstract Expressionist painter who lives and works in San Francisco.  She’s inspired by the contemporary masters Jasper Johns, Francis Bacon, Gerhard Richter, Richard Diebenkorn, Willem de Kooning and Lee Krasner. These artists’ works and philosophies have helped shape her into the painter that she is today.  
Her creative process is ever evolving and reflective of her life thus far.  Her abstractions convey emotional highs and lows as well as keen observations on the human experience.  She often communicates nuance through color and texture, and she’s found that the small wonders of daily life propel her to continually experiment with her process while bringing further works to completion.
Raised in Los Angeles, but currently residing in San Francisco, she also contemplates the often tension-filled relationship between nature and urbanity.  Valerie’s studio is in Bayview – a throbbing, urban enclave within the city – and it is here that she continues to develop her body of work.  
Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA
Lives and works in San Francisco, CA since 2007
1977 BFA, Painting, California State University, Northridge, CA
2007-2009 Continued Education, University of California, Berkeley, CA – studied figure drawing, painting, and color theory