Valorie Sams

Artist Information

Valorie Sams

Val­o­rie Sams was born and spent her ear­ly years in the Amer­i­can South. For the last five years she has lived in East Texas where she has estab­lished her­self as an artist.

Sam’s led a very suc­cess­ful career as an award win­ning graph­ic design­er, hav­ing worked for adver­tis­ing agen­cies, mag­a­zines and her own design busi­ness. Her pri­ma­ry goal she says as an artist is to relate, through the mood and col­or of a paint­ing, a sense of awe and escape to the view­er. A paint­ing can change not only the ener­gy of an envi­ron­ment, it can also change the view­er. Art can be more than col­or on can­vas; it can be a tran­quil beau­ty that brings peace to our lives. Pro­fi­cient in illus­tra­tion, recent­ly Sam’s has turned her tal­ents to the art of pas­tel paint­ing. In 2017, Sam’s was rec­og­nized in the Col­ored Pen­cil Mag­a­zine as a fea­tured artist. Her work has been pub­lished in “Col­or” mag­a­zine “Col­or Pen­cil Hid­den Trea­sures Vol. 4”, and is rep­re­sent­ed in pri­vate col­lec­tions across the Unit­ed States.

Group Shows:

  • Pas­tel Soci­ety of North Car­oli­na “Pure Col­or” fall 2017
  • Bosque 32nd Annu­al Art Clas­sic, fall 2017
  • Col­ored Pen­cil Soci­ety of America’s “Art­Spec­ta­tions” sum­mer 2017
  • Col­ored Pen­cil Soci­ety of America’s “Explore This!” sum­mer 2017
  • South­west Art Mag­a­zine “Artis­tic Excel­lence” Top 100 sum­mer 2017
  • Con­roe Art League 2nd Invi­ta­tion­al Art Exhi­bi­tion spring 2017
  • 32nd Texas & Neigh­bors Region­al Art Exhi­bi­tion spring 2017
  • Bosque 31st Annu­al Art Clas­sic, fall 2016
  • George­town ArtHop fall 2016
  • Artists of Texas Fall Show “Open Spaces” fall 2016
  • Col­ored Pen­cil Soci­ety of America’s “Art­spec­ta­tions” sum­mer 2016

Awards and Associations:

  • “Explore This” Col­ored Pen­cil Soci­ety of America’s Dis­trict Chap­ters Award for Out­stand­ing Mer­it sum­mer 2017
  • Irv­ing Ani­mal Art Show 1st place in dry media fall 2017
  • Mem­ber of the Texas Pas­tel Society
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