Valerie Leri graduated from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 1982 with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts. She has been painting ever since and is now an established Cape Cod artist. Living on Cape Cod is a source of great inspiration for her, creating landscapes and seascapes. Her style would be considered abstract expressionism or impressionistic. Her mission is to create paintings that are uplifting, both for the viewer and for herself. To that end, she often uses bright, bold colors or soft pastels. Her painting is more about flow than form. In the end, her paintings are an invitation to dream!