Artist of the Day…Valerie Chua

I’ve noticed that most of the art I’m drawn to is usually bold, avant garde, or busy in some sort of way. I’ve always found that really funny because my own personal design aesthetic is more simple and minimalist. Regardless, what I do love about art is that you can find a plethora of inspiration and work that suits the many sides of your artistic personality, so when I come across works like these by Valerie Chua, it makes me very happy. Chua’s watercolor paintings appeal to the softer side of myself. They are extraordinarily pretty and have a nice combination of fashion illustration and life drawing.

Valerie Chua is based in Manila (Philippines) and is a self-taught illustrator and painter…which floors me because illustration comes so hard to me. I really admire her work because she wasn’t taught how to do this…rather she wasn’t taught professionally. I suppose through trial and error, she learned how to create her gorgeous works, but regardless, the girl is talented! I love this series that she did of various fashion bloggers and their sense of style. That was neat idea!

Her paintings are just so calming and delicate…yet still really striking. Great, great work!


About missheree

Greetings! I am Sheree, a fashion and costume designer from Miami, FL and Minneapolis, MN respectively. While fabric is my personal medium of choice, I find inspiration is all areas of art and this blog is a representation of that. From fashion to illustration to graphic design to architecture, Sparkleshock is here to do just that - add sparkle to your mind and shock your senses.

Posted on September 28, 2010, in Artists on My Radar and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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