ony Valentine was born in Edinburgh in 1939. He studied at Edinburgh and Glasgow School of Fine Arts - before moving to France in 1968. He still lives in Maintenon in France where he concentrates on making large oil paintings on wood and wooden sculpture. His current work relies on his fascination with Alice in Wonderland - as well as Scottish volcanoes.
His work always reveals Valentine's sense of humour.
Works by this artist - do not often come up for sale in the UK - especially these earlier works dating to before his move to France. This one must date from the early 1960s. Before his move - he exhibited in Scotland at the following galleries - The Demarco Gallery, The Traverse Theatre Gallery in 1966 and the McClellan Gallery in Glasgow in 1968
This is a rare survivor pencil signed work by Valentine - and it certainly is a quirky image.
Dimensions: Image size is 33 x 45.5 cm. Frame Size is 49 x 60 cm
It shows two strange people or creatures walking in a magical landscape - which is full of random abstract floating shapes - there are three printed coloured making up the image. It reminds me of the work of the Spanish artist Joan Miro - or possibly fellow Scottish artist, Alan Davie.
The print would look fabulous in a mid-century interior - it is sold in its original wooden frame and cream-coloured window mount - fresh enough to hang straight on your wall - I have photographed the moulding of the frame for your inspection.
It is probably a work of interest to collectors of contemporary Scottish art - and it is listed here at a very fair price for an original mid-century 1960s Scottish artwork. I would imagine that this is the only surviving impression of this vintage print - so also now probably a unique print.
UK postage would be capped at £10 with Parcelforce48 tracked parcel service. This would be applied to your order at the checkout.