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Polka Dot Parisienne

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Valerie Galloway


created by

Valerie Galloway

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Cherchez la Femme

Valerie Galloway's passion for all things Post-War Parisian—from French New Wave cinema to glamorous shots of her mother and her aunt—give her oeuvre a certain jeu d'esprit that is simply magnifique! Her pert and utterly posh characters exhibit the artist's ardor for costume and pattern and allow her to interpret and recapture her most frequented flicks as well as moments from her childhood.

This high-quality giclee print of Valerie's original watercolor painting depicts a blushing, belle femme emerging from a rouge-flecked frock represented by dusky plumes of paint. Atop her elegant crown, the artist has whipped up a mousse-like bouffant of curls, the grandeur of which would make the art lover, Francophile, and maybe even Marie Antoinette herself utter "Oo la la!" Printed on archival, Museo Portfolio Rag. Hand-signed and dated by the artist. Made in Arizona.

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I'm influenced by old family photos, especially ones of my French mother and her sister. They always looked so glamorous with their fabulous hairdos from the 1960's. I'm also inspired by French New Wave cinema, and old American TV shows from the 1960's and 70's. Recreating some of these looks is a way for me to recapture moments from my childhood, and I relish enveloping myself in the spirit of that era.


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glass, acid free matboard, archival pigment ink, archival paper, BonanzaWood®
Framed: 16" H x 13" W ; Unframed: 11" H x 8.5" W
Framed in Oregon or unframed on white, FSC certified Artique matboard.
Care instructions: keep out of direct sunlight.
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