Chappy Valente

Artist Teacher

While I consider myself a capable painter I believe my true gift is teaching. For the past several decades I have worked steadily at developing curriculum for novice painters to quickly gain the essential skills necessary to produce a successful painting- and have GREAT FUN doing it! Really, if it’s not fun why bother.

My formal education has two primary sources; Art Students League of New York and the International Painting, Drawing and Sculpture in Umbria, Italy.

I have been blessed with the opportunity to paint and teach all over the globe. Some of my very favorite locations have been Malawi, Africa, Den Hag Netherlands, Manaus, Brazil and Cinque Terre, Italy. I also enjoyed the opportunity to paint in the British Virgin Islands where I developed a course for art cruises conducted aboard the Flying Cloud; a part of the Windjammer Barefoot Cruise Line


After sixty years of painting in all kinds of circumstances my deepest passion remains teaching others the simple principles necessary to make good paintings even better.

I am committed to the notion that everyone can paint. All that is needed is commitment and opportunity. I view myself as an “opportunity” provider.

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