Digital mixed media artist. Notorious genre-jumper.
I’m an artist specializing (mostly) in digital mixed media, digital paintings, illustrations, and photo manipulations. My influence is mostly early to mid 20th century modern art. I often use elements of the styles of that period to create contemporary art using present-day subject matter and media. The goal is to evoke moods and feelings that are relevant to life today – but that also don’t forget the past.
I try to build bridges between past and present art styles, and I think of myself as a traditional artist who uses digital tools.
The art is intended to appeal to individuals. People who don’t have to be told what to like. People who know who they are. People who are not too impressed by throw-away popular culture and kitsch. People who follow the beat of their own drummer. For those people, I create characters, I tell stories and I try to evoke moods. The characters are often damaged in one way or another; The stories range from the obvious to the opaque – and the moods are usually dark with an overtone of skeptical optimism. The art is about you, and I sincerely hope at least some of it speaks to you in some way.
Commissioned work (at standard professional rates) includes custom portraits, book covers, art for children, posters, book illustrations, album cover art, prop art & set dressing artwork for films and television – as well as various other artwork for both digital and print use.All the work contained in my gallery is copyright ©2014 Galen Valle. All rights reserved. My work may not be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted, uploaded or otherwise fucked with in any way without my written permission.I'll be glad to discuss commissions (at standard professional rates) for any of my services. Please contact me here or via my website galenvalle.com if interested.