Gourd ArtValerie Martinell

 “Each finished gourd is a record of her adventures. “

Valerie grew up exploring Oregon where her dad gifted her with love and respect for all forms of nature.

With no formal art training she uses nature as her reference. Her main inspiration comes from her Native American heritage, all things ocean, leaves and creatures.

Never one to “color between the lines” Valerie incorporates 3D carving, wood burning, basketry, beading and many color mediums in her work. She is always looking for more means of expression.

Each finished gourd is a record of her adventures.