07/09/2023 - 07/10/2023

Contemporary - Painting

Olivia Valentine - The Pink Cloud

Tue-Fri: 10-6pm; Sat: 11-4pm

Figurative artist Olivia Valentine studied traditional portraiture in Florence at Charles Cecil Studios, where she learnt the old masters’ technique rooted in the practice of Van Dyke, Velasquez and Titian. Valentine later embarked on her own creative journey of self-expression, making use of flattened perspectives and undulating planes to create an altered perception of depth.

Paired with the vivid chromatic palette of her backgrounds, this method leads to a unique juxtaposition that confers a playful aesthetic to the traditionally portrayed figures. In any painting, Valentine focuses on capturing the light, fluidity and character of the subject, as well as the chemistry between the artist and the model.

Exploring the value and importance of friendship, especially with women, Valentine’s sitters often have a personal relationship with her.


Fitzrovia 19 Great Titchfield St, W1W 8AZ