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“Hello Valori, In a few days two of your beautiful paintings will be delivered to my home. I purchased them at Giacobbe-Fritz Gallery on Canyon Road, Santa Fe. They are some of the quiet and strong old hand tools. Can’t wait to share with friends. Thanks for sharing your incredible talent.”

— Lee Christiansen, Senior Art Director, Target 2018



"Dear Valori, Thank you so very much for the little photo and early sketch of the painting that you made for my surprise birthday gift. I do not know who to thank first; my wife who found you and came up with the idea, or you the artist who produced such a remarkable painting! I want to tell you how exceptional your painting is. In addition to the initial shock of receiving such an unusual gift, by some almost magic talent you have captured not only an image of these two pets, but their souls. Everyone who has seen this work has commented on the depth of feeling that it conveys. Many have never seen the dogs in person, but after studying their portraits they came away with a lasting impression of Andy and Lucy. Thank you so very much for making so magnificent a painting. Carolyn and I shall continue to feel delighted and impressed with your skills whenever we look at it!”

— Philip Wyatt, Wyatt Technologies, Santa Barbara, California 2012

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“Valori the portrait you did of Isabelle is so beautiful and special to me. It is my favorite material possession!”

— Kitty White, Birmingham, Alabama 2007

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“Dear Valori, Thanks for your kind letter and all the information in it. Your description of the artistic process and all that’s involved are remarkable. Mason, Caroline and I are so appreciative of your kindness and extraordinary talent and end effort that you invested in these masterpieces. They will hang in a place of honor at White Oaks, and we invite you to visit us anytime you are in Atlanta.”

— Jimmy Adams, The Adams Companies, Atlanta, Georgia 2005

"Valori, Thank you so much for the beautiful portrait. Sara and I are both thrilled! We look forward to enjoying the work for years to come.”

— John McDonald, Integra Water, Birmingham, Alabama 2016




  • Montecito Journal, Montecito, CA, August 15, 2013   Article/Photographs

  • Santa Barbara Seasons Magazine, Santa Barbara, CA, Spring 2010   Citation/Photographs

  • The Independent, Santa Barbara, CA, March 11, 2010   Photograph

  • Mesa Paper, Santa Barbara, CA 2010   Article/Photographs

  • Boston Printmakers Catalog, Boston University, Boston, MA, 2009   Citation/Photographs

  • Elizabeth Stewart Appraisals, Santa Barbara, CA 2008   Video Interview 2 

  • KZSB News -Press Radio, Santa Barbara, CA, 2008   Radio Interview

  • Elizabeth Stewart Appraisals, Santa Barbara, CA 2008   Video Interview 1

  • Cottage Living Magazine, Birmingham, AL, December, 2007   Citation/Photographs

  • Santa Barbara News-Press, Santa Barbara, CA, SCENE Magazine, March 16, 2007   Review/Photographs

  • KZSB News -Press Radio, Santa Barbara, CA, 2007   Radio Interview

  • Casa Magazine, Santa Barbara, CA, October 6, 2006   Citation/Photograph

  • The Independent, Santa Barbara, CA, September 7, 2006   Review/Photographs

  • Santa Barbara News Press, SCENE Magazine, September 1, 2006   Review/Photographs

  • The Daily Sound, Santa Barbara, CA, August 14, 2006   Citation

  • Santa Barbara Seasons Magazine, Santa Barbara, CA, Fall 2005   Article/Photographs

  • Dining and Destinations Magazine, Santa Barbara, CA, Fall/Winter 2004   Citation/Photographs

  • Santa Barbara News Press, Santa Barbara, CA, July 14, 2003   Citation

  • Santa Barbara News Press, Santa Barbara, CA, August 20, 2002   Citation

  • Montecito Journal, Montecito, CA, August 15, and August 1, 2002   Citation/Photographs

  • Sunset Magazine, Menlo Park, CA, July 2002   Photograph

  • Portrait Highlights, American Artist Magazine, NY, NY, May 2002   Cover Photograph/Article

  • Food & Home Magazine, Santa Barbara, CA, Spring 2001   Article/Photographs

  • American Artist Magazine, New York, NY, March 2001   Article/Photographs

  • “Art, Study War No More”, The Independent, Santa Barbara, CA, September 21, 2000   Review

  • Portrait Inspirations, Rockport Publishers, Inc., Gloucester, MA, 1998   Citation/Photographs

  • “Tempo”, Taos News, Taos, NM, May 20, 1997, (Citation) 1991/92    Review/Photographs

  • The Best of Oil Painting, Rockport Publishers, Gloucester, MA, 1996   Citation/Photographs

  • Art Calendar, 1993-1994 Annual Artist’s Resource Directory, MD, October 1993   Cover Photograph/Citation

  • 1992 National Contemporary Painting Catalogue, Cheekwood Museum   Citation/Photograph

  • “Nashville Scene”, Nashville Times, Nashville, TN, December 9, 1992   Review/Photograph

  • The Artists Magazine, Cincinnati, OH, Fall 1991   Citation

  • Alabama Arts Report, Montgomery, AL, November 1990   Review/Photograph

  • “Art”, Athens Observer, Athens, GA, October 12, 1989   Citation

  • “The Casual Observer”, Athens Observer, Athens, GA, May 4, 1989   Review/Photographs

  • Sixteenth Annual Juried Exhibition Catalog, GA Council for the Arts, Athens, GA, 1989   Citation/Photograph

  • Georgia Printmakers Catalog, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, 1986   Review/Photograph