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Artwork by Quwatha Valentine
Each image may be purchased as a canvas print, framed print, metal print, and more! Every purchase comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
From Rags to Riches by Quwatha Valentine
Tattoo Artist by Quwatha Valentine
Taryn Snow by Quwatha Valentine
The Dance by Quwatha Valentine
Taylor Snow by Quwatha Valentine
Rafael Nadal by Quwatha Valentine
Manor of Yore by Quwatha Valentine
Mother by Quwatha Valentine
Yosemite Waterfall by Quwatha Valentine
Old Man With Beard by Quwatha Valentine
Zelda by Quwatha Valentine
Skateboarding by Quwatha Valentine
Cameron by Quwatha Valentine
Batuque by Quwatha Valentine
Haunted House by Quwatha Valentine
Tattoo Artist - Brandon Notch by Quwatha Valentine
Old Friends, Smokin' and Jokin' 2 by Quwatha Valentine
Blue Rose by Quwatha Valentine
Old Man of Jerusalem by Quwatha Valentine
Quilting Bee by Quwatha Valentine
Andre Agassi by Quwatha Valentine
Roger Federer by Quwatha Valentine
Sarah the Kitchen Maid after Johnnie Liliedahl by Quwatha Valentine
Two Ships Sailing by Quwatha Valentine
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About Quwatha Valentine
My name is Quwatha Valentine. I was born on Valentine's Day in Winston-Salem, NC. I am a graduate of the University of North Carolina with a major in math and minor in physics with art as my elective subject. I am a retired Software Engineer living in beautiful Sun City Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV. I arrived here via VA, TX and CA. I worked for NASA's space program for 10 years and later for Litton Data Systems in the defense industry as a software engineer.
I have studied many different painting techniques using different mediums, being self-taught through many books, video tapes and DVDs. Since retirement in 1999 I have resumed my painting full time. I have taken workshops and seminars from prominent portrait artists, learning the techniques of the Old Masters. I love painting landscapes, seascapes and portraits, with portraits being my first love. I have done many commissioned portraits and other commissioned work.
I paint portraits from life or from photos. I like to get to know the personality of my subject; therefore, when working from photos I require several different poses with photos taken by me or the client.
I believe that God has given us so much beauty in reality and I like to combine that with a little artistic license. I have recently been devoting most of my time to graphite. Drawings which are created with just light and shadow are so dramatic. Black and white drawings offer the viewer a reprieve from the constant world of color.
However, I do like color and am delving into the world of Colored Pencil.Sit back, relax with your favorite beverage and take a journey through my galleries.
For commissioned work and pricing, please contact me at: email@example.com.