|Anna Valdez - Orchids|
"For many artists, the studio serves as a sacred space. It’s a place that should be calming and inspiring, able to serve as a getaway to creativity and a place of work. In the paintings of Anna Valdez, the studio is at once the subject being painted and the setting of the painting. Her colorful works are packed with plants, fabric, and other paintings. In her newest series, Still Life, the Oakland, California-based artist focuses on the houseplant as a source of inspiration, and even thinks of the plant, with it’s slow movement and reaction to the seasons, as a slow-moving subject..."
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