TERRACE GALLERY | UPPER LEVEL
Exhibit Description: Each voyage artist Tinam Valk takes influences her painting. As she encounters nature in her travels, ocean swells and crashing waves become the subject of a series of seascapes. When surrounded by architecture in historic cities, details of doorways and unique shelters dominate her compositions. Valk begins by sketching from life, then works in her studio creating texture on the canvas with modeling paste, then underpainting with acrylic and applying, removing and building up again layers of charcoal, pencil, pastel, oil and other media. Admission to the Galleries at BlackRock is FREE.
Tinam Valk: Born in Berlin, Germany, Valk spent her childhood and early adulthood in the Netherlands, where she earned her Fine Arts degree at the Royal Academy of Visual Arts in The Hague. She came to the United States in 1976 and worked as a freelance illustrator and taught courses in Studio Art at Maryland College of Art and Design in Silver Spring, MD (now part of Montgomery College). She has presented 15 solo exhibitions, including shows at Glenview Mansion, The Delaplaine Arts Center, Harmony Hall, and Villa Julie College. Valk’s work has been selected for numerous curated and juried exhibitions at galleries which include Arlington Arts Center, Brentwood Arts Exchange, Watergate Gallery, Strathmore, Montpelier Arts Center, Touchstone Gallery, the Royal Netherlands Embassy, and the World Bank. Her work is in numerous private collections in Europe, the United States and South America. Valk maintains a studio in her home in Berwyn Heights, Maryland. To learn more, visit www.tinamvalk.com
GALLERY HOURS: MON – SAT 10AM – 5PM*
*Also open evening and Sunday hours when performances are offered.