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Regina Valluzzi, The Nerdly Painter

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  • Hope artwork by Regina Valluzzi - art listed for sale on Artplode
  • Hope artwork by Regina Valluzzi
  • Hope artwork by Regina Valluzzi - art listed for sale on Artplode
  • Hope artwork by Regina Valluzzi - art listed for sale on Artplode
  • Hope artwork by Regina Valluzzi - art listed for sale on Artplode

About Artist:

Dr. Regina Valluzzi has a scientific background in nanotechnology and biophysics. She has been a scientist in the chemical industry, a research professor, a start-up founder, and a science-themed artist.?? She is primarily an autodidact, but had lessons in art and visual theory from a formally trained artist parent. She has become expert at finding art lessons in any activity involving visual information.

The principles of scientific research, applied to the creation of art, yield novel techniques and unique and interesting artifacts.

?As a practicing scientific researcher in condensed matter physics and nanotechnology for many years, Dr. Valluzzi brings unique insights to her art.? Careful research and experimentation combine with artistic inspiration in her current body of ?Reinvented Landscape? paintings.?? By exploring the properties of viscoelastic fluid flows, dispersion, convection and diffusion through the medium of acrylic paint and compatible media, Valluzzi has developed a number of very novel ways to apply acrylic paint and mix it with other media.? Her mixed media pieces achieve unusual and detailed naturalistic patterns and textures through the unique qualities of each medium incorporated, combined with the physical properties of the acrylic system.

?Elusive phenomena, such as elastic flow instabilities and the onset of chaotic turbulence, can be seen frozen into crystal clear acrylic films.? These phenomena are then used to create the illusion of flowing turbulent water, naturalistic plant textures and other landscape features.? Dr. Valluzzi?s main research thrusts as a scientist involved significant use of advanced microscopy and imaging technologies, along with a deep understanding of optical phenomena such as reflection, refraction, scattering and lensing.? This understanding of the optical properties of materials also informs her approach to mixed media, allowing her to create works that capture the physical properties of the scenes depicted along with their appearance.

?Dr. Valluzzi has always held a strong interest in the visual arts, allowing visual arts ideas to permeate her technical work and vice versa. She was educated in Materials Science at MIT, obtaining a second B.S. degree in music and a minor in visual studies.? Her PhD thesis at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst requiring advanced microscopy, image analysis, and theoretical data modeling. These experiences provided the visual insights and experiences that inform much of her work as an artist.

About Artwork:

Hope is a sunrise treescape made with acrylic paint and media, stiffened paper and string, along with acrylic based texture gel (coarse oxide powder embedded in clear acrylic). It is one of the works in my second series of Tree of Life Paintings.

The title refers to the mood created by a time of day often called the ?Magic Hour? ? right around dawn or dusk, when soft light seems to suffuse the sky. The light coming from all over the sky softens all of the features on the ground, making them seem somehow magical. When I was young I would love this time of day because it seemed like anything was possible in that soft crepuscular light. That feeling of dawning possibilities, of the reality of change and of an imminent reset, is a powerful expression of Hope.

One of my favorite features of this painting is the complex leafing pattern that also captures some of the colors of the light in the painted background. Choosing the right colors and types of string and paper and then sculpting them into place just right to harmonize the light in painting was a challenge. I believe it was well worth the attention and effort ? I personally love the colors in this one.

Regina Valluzzi

Hope

  • 2017
  • 18 x 24 inches
  • Fine Art Category: paintings
  • Origin: USA
  • Provenance: Sold by artist. Exhibited at
  • Signed: Not signed
  • Comments:

    Condition:

    Pristine condition - work for sale by artist.? Signed on the back and dated.

    Construction and Display:

    Hope is a lone tree created using acrylic painting and impasto techniques to create a Contemporary Landscape background with an Impressionist feel.? The tree in the foreground was created using acid-free specialty papers with string and twine to sculpt a tree.? A specialized acrylic medium, Golden's GAC 400 was used to stiffen and fix the sculpted fiber media.?

    The mixed media work is on cradled and sealed birch wood panel, roughly 1 inch deep.? The edges are clean and sanded to reveal the natural wood.? The piece is wired with picture wire and ready to hang.? It can be displayed unframed because of the clean-looking natural wood edges.? It will also fit many standard size picture frames.

    Shipping:

    This piece can be shipped worldwide using USPS Priority mail - it is smaller than the oversize limit.? I can offer free shipping to many locations worldwide. I have a lot of experience packaging my mixed media pieces for shipping.? The piece will ship insured.

    Exhibition:

    Hope is a fairly new piece and has (to date) been exhibited at a solo exhibition with works from the same series.? "Leaf Paper Twine" exhibited at the Hudson Gallery in 2017.

    Conservation:?

    The paper and string features were sculpted using Golden?s GAC400 medium to stiffen and fix them into place. There is a barrier layer that matches the reflectivity of the background ? acrylic soft gel and matte medium underneath a final varnish layer for UV protection. The barrier layer and varnish provide moisture resistance, structural strength and stability and archival protection for the piece. If restoration or cleaning ever becomes necessary, the outer varnish can be removed with alcohol by a professional restorer. This will not affect the underlying paint and paper (because of the barrier layer).

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  • Price: $1,200.00 USD
  • Seller: Regina Valluzzi, The Nerdly Painter, USA

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  • Artplode ID: 4068
  • Artplode Seller ID: 1209

About Artist:

Dr. Regina Valluzzi has a scientific background in nanotechnology and biophysics. She has been a scientist in the chemical industry, a research professor, a start-up founder, and a science-themed artist.?? She is primarily an autodidact, but had lessons in art and visual theory from a formally trained artist parent. She has become expert at finding art lessons in any activity involving visual information.

The principles of scientific research, applied to the creation of art, yield novel techniques and unique and interesting artifacts.

?As a practicing scientific researcher in condensed matter physics and nanotechnology for many years, Dr. Valluzzi brings unique insights to her art.? Careful research and experimentation combine with artistic inspiration in her current body of ?Reinvented Landscape? paintings.?? By exploring the properties of viscoelastic fluid flows, dispersion, convection and diffusion through the medium of acrylic paint and compatible media, Valluzzi has developed a number of very novel ways to apply acrylic paint and mix it with other media.? Her mixed media pieces achieve unusual and detailed naturalistic patterns and textures through the unique qualities of each medium incorporated, combined with the physical properties of the acrylic system.

?Elusive phenomena, such as elastic flow instabilities and the onset of chaotic turbulence, can be seen frozen into crystal clear acrylic films.? These phenomena are then used to create the illusion of flowing turbulent water, naturalistic plant textures and other landscape features.? Dr. Valluzzi?s main research thrusts as a scientist involved significant use of advanced microscopy and imaging technologies, along with a deep understanding of optical phenomena such as reflection, refraction, scattering and lensing.? This understanding of the optical properties of materials also informs her approach to mixed media, allowing her to create works that capture the physical properties of the scenes depicted along with their appearance.

?Dr. Valluzzi has always held a strong interest in the visual arts, allowing visual arts ideas to permeate her technical work and vice versa. She was educated in Materials Science at MIT, obtaining a second B.S. degree in music and a minor in visual studies.? Her PhD thesis at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst requiring advanced microscopy, image analysis, and theoretical data modeling. These experiences provided the visual insights and experiences that inform much of her work as an artist.

About Artwork:

Hope is a sunrise treescape made with acrylic paint and media, stiffened paper and string, along with acrylic based texture gel (coarse oxide powder embedded in clear acrylic). It is one of the works in my second series of Tree of Life Paintings.

The title refers to the mood created by a time of day often called the ?Magic Hour? ? right around dawn or dusk, when soft light seems to suffuse the sky. The light coming from all over the sky softens all of the features on the ground, making them seem somehow magical. When I was young I would love this time of day because it seemed like anything was possible in that soft crepuscular light. That feeling of dawning possibilities, of the reality of change and of an imminent reset, is a powerful expression of Hope.

One of my favorite features of this painting is the complex leafing pattern that also captures some of the colors of the light in the painted background. Choosing the right colors and types of string and paper and then sculpting them into place just right to harmonize the light in painting was a challenge. I believe it was well worth the attention and effort ? I personally love the colors in this one.







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