Val Dann's Artist Statement 

I was born in New York City and from my earliest memories art has played an important roll in my life. I studied fine art in and graduated with a degree in art, education and psychology. 

After a career in Communications and Marketing, I relocated from Central California to Southern Oregon. You could say that my life has come full circle, as time allows me to pursue my love of art. 

I enjoy plein air painting and teaching art in my studio. My are reflects a broad range of styles with a variety of mediums; including acrylic, charcoal, graphite, encautstic, oil and pastel. Experimentation and pushing the elements of art toward abstraction can be seen in many of my paintings. As you view my art, please remember that a painting is nothing more than an illusion created on a flat surface. I invite you to let your mind wander and allow your eyes explore the space. 

It is You - Who Brings Art to Life ! 

Plein Air Pastel Painting

Click on "Galleries" - at the top of this page to view my art portfolio 

For more information please email me 

Current Memberships:

Ashland Art Center, Ashland, Oregon - 

Rogue Gallery and Art Center of Medford, Oregon -

Pastel Artists of Oregon,

What's New...2020

2019  Events                                                                                           

Weisinger Family Winery - Guest Artist November & December -

Olympia Art League Workshop April 24th - Juried Show Reception April 25th

2018 Events

Rogue Gallery and Art Center - Medford, Oregon,

Community Gallery Show - 2/9 - 3/9/2018 

2017 Events

Belle Fiore Winery - Ashland, Oregon - Guest Artist for the month of March


Cliff Creek Cellars - Gold Hill, Oregon - Guest Artist for the month of May


Southern Oregon Plein Air Competition - June 28th thru July 1, 2017

2016 Event - 

"A Grape Celebration" was the painting selected for the Ashland Artist Series award winning Malbec wine label by Platt Anderson Cellars,

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