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Gillian Jason Gallery is delighted to present their first solo show with UK-based figurative artist Olivia Valentine, ‘The Pink Cloud.’ Presenting a series of intimate portraits depicting her support network whilst recovering from addiction, ‘The Pink Cloud’ references the term used for the stage of early recovery that involves feelings of euphoria. Valentine explores the joy of recovery, capturing her sitters’ narratives.
Having trained in Florence for four years at Charles Cecil Studios, Valentine’s technique is informed by the practice of old masters such as Van Dyke, Velasquez, and Titian. In her own journey of self-expression, she steps outside the traditional boundaries of portraiture and captures the chemistry between the artist and the model. Through her work, Valentine aims to advocate the importance of robust mental health, painting the little moments of cheerful nuances and focusing on the feelings of hope, serenity and elation of her sitters.
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