...our current Featured Artist!

ElegantArtisan.com randomly features one of the exceptional artists exhibiting on the site. Artists' images are rotated on the home page during their term as Featured Artist. We hope to enable lovers of captivating art to become more knowledgeable about exhibiting artists and their work, while engaging in an uplifting experience.

If you have questions about the Featured Artist, please email us at: ElegantArtisanArt@gmail.com.

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Our Current Featured Artist ...

Sylvia Valentine

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My photography is a reflection of what my heart connects with in the moment. My name means "Maiden of the Woods" and I've always felt connected to nature. I love capturing the spirit of a place, often using close angles and light to bring a magical, unique perspective. I feel like art can be a prayer, and beauty is medicine! I hope my art stirs something inside you, opening you to feel more connected with everything around and within. My intention is to bring more beauty and intimacy to each moment through everything I do.

I re-discovered my love of photography on a trip to New Zealand in 2008 with my husband, Paul. We love to travel and experience the richness of other cultures and landscapes. And we're always exploring nooks and crannies near our home, too! Many of my favorite photos are from our own backyard in the beautiful Monterey Bay Area.

I photograph intuitively and organically, continuing to learn every day. I'm a huge advocate of sharing our creative pursuits and exploring our inner artist, no matter what our "day job" might be. I love embracing both right and left brain aspects of myself (artist and organizational project manager). I'm honored to contribute a portion of all photo sales to environmental- and spiritual-centered nonprofits that I know and have worked with personally, including www.awakeningthedreamer.orgwww.tm.org and www.nature.org.

Thank you, Santa Cruz County, for voting me BEST Photographer for 3 years in a row!

View a selection of Sylvia's work.



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