ABOUT


I use colour, form and negative space to express emotion and a sense of movement and harmony. I’m interested in the inherent beauty that exits in the tension between the ideal and the imperfect. The space created in this delicate balance is where I strive to leave my pieces.


I draw on my decades long experience in the fashion industry and my appreciation of the natural world. My mediums are acrylic, oil, pastels and graphite on canvas and paper.


I particularly love the permanence and immediacy of paint on paper. The awareness that each stroke cannot be reworked and must therefore be appreciated in whatever form it takes is both thrilling and freeing.


In connection with many abstract expressionist painters, my work is very much an emotional process. I begin with a feeling and let washes of colour, shape and line take form.


I live in Vancouver, B.C, with my husband and our dog.



CAN I COMMISSION A PAINTING?

Yes! I'm currently accepting bookings for Fall 2019. Commissions require a $500 minimum. I will work with you to determine a colour palette and will send updates throughout the process to ensure you're happy with the final piece. A 50% deposit is required and work is generally completed within 6-10 weeks from the time of deposit. I would love to make something for you!

CAN I RETURN A PAINTING?

Sales are final unless a mistake is made in a listing or the colours are different from the website. Feel free to request more photos. If a painting arrives damaged (this has never happened) I will send you something else that you love or make you something new.

HOW DO I KNOW WHEN NEW WORK IS AVAILABLE?

The best way to keep up with me is to follow me on Instagram. I’m @BeaAndG (that’s Bea, for my dog Beatrice, and G for me), there will definitely be some dog photos, but mostly in-process and finished pieces.

You can also sign up for a newsletter that will come to you pretty infrequently.

HOW DOES SHIPPING WORK?

I ship via Canada Post unless you would prefer a different method. I'll invoice you separately for shipping. If you'd like an estimate of shipping costs, email me and I'll send you a quote.

Please contact me if you have any questions!

genevievevallen@gmail.com