Valerie and Ellen Orlemann: Painting Together – the Fun and Challenges of Mother-Daughter Painting
September 25 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Join a mother-daughter tandem demo where Valerie and Ellen will paint and talk about their creative processes and boundaries. Valerie thinks that parenting a teen requires balance between providing the resources for her daughter to succeed and then getting out of the way so that the success is truly hers. Valerie provides supplies and gives advice to Ellen about compositions and color mixing, but then she backs off and does not not look or comment (unless Ellen asks her).
Valerie Orlemann is a professional artist, working with canvas and oil to create landscapes of Utah and the southwest.
Ellen Orlemann is a 16-year-old who enjoys cross-country running, music, hiking, and sometimes painting.
The two of them have come together at the Escalante art festival where Valerie wins the occasional award and Ellen has taken first place in the junior division. Painting together means discussing ideas, painting in the same places, sharing supplies but also giving each other space to create.
See more of Valerie’s work here.