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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.
Aging Beauty by Quwatha Valentine
Save the Elephants by Quwatha Valentine
Runaway Onion by Quwatha Valentine
Mrs. Monkey Sews by Quwatha Valentine
Camouflaged Owl by Quwatha Valentine
Mr Giraffe Says Hello by Quwatha Valentine
The Real Meaning of Christmas by Quwatha Valentine
Christmas Candles by Quwatha Valentine
Little Elf by Quwatha Valentine
The Rabbit and the Rusty Wagon Wheel by Quwatha Valentine
The Story Teller by Quwatha Valentine
I Can't Find the Rabbit by Quwatha Valentine
Homeless Mr. Craig by Quwatha Valentine
Rocks by Quwatha Valentine
Fried Egg by Quwatha Valentine
The Folk Singer by Quwatha Valentine
Paper Bags by Quwatha Valentine
Christmas Card by Quwatha Valentine
Daddy by Quwatha Valentine
Mother by Quwatha Valentine
Mr. Hook by Quwatha Valentine
Christmas 2 by Quwatha Valentine
Christmas by Quwatha Valentine
Mr. Mike 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.
My portraits are painted realistically with a 'painterly' touch. 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 drawing. 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.
I use only the finest archival quality canvases and oil paints.
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 or