Chappy Valente

Artist Teacher

Portraiture

Family portrait. Commissioned.

Family portrait. Commissioned.

Portraits help us see humanity

There's something very personal and human about a rendered portrait. 

A gift to some good friends on their special day.

A gift to some good friends on their special day.

It's not about complexity

It's about simplicity; how to record an attitude or emotion in paint without complicating the moment with too much extraneous information.

Me working on Lena.

Me working on Lena.

undivided attention

When I work on a portrait, I am fully focused on the subject. I am seeing them actively and am connected to them in a way that only happens during the process of painting someone's portrait.