‘Duality’ By Valerie Timmons

When painter Valerie Timmons wins an award, she’ll have her acceptance speech ready: “Thank you, Henri Matisse.” The greats inspired her love of abstraction. “Frankenthaler, Rothko, Kline, Richter, Kandinsky, Miro,” she said. “Their work was a revelation.” Her personal style further developed through photography and Photoshop. “I hit on a combination of adjustments and filters that yielded an exciting geometric composition I thought would make a dynamite painting. Then I painted it, and thus began my fascination with geometric abstraction. And color! Rich, saturated color.” 

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‘Duality’ By Valerie Timmons

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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