Valerie Graniou-Cook

VALERIE GRANIOU-COOK IS AN INTUITIVE ARTIST AND PAINTER WHO USES BRIGHT COLORS AND METAPHORICAL IMAGERY TO OPEN A WINDOW TO A WORLD WHERE EMOTION AND SPIRIT COME TO LIFE. SHE CREATES SPIRITUAL ART THAT IS JOYFUL AND UPLIFTING.

As an imaginative and creative young child, art found me. Originally self-taught, I developed a vibrant, spiritual style. Over time, as I delved deep into matters of the soul with intuitive and spiritual work, a unique and immersive quality emerged.

Fascinated by the process of the unconscious, I start with an abstract painting and find the connections behind the shapes and the colors. With each painting, the forms and colors reveal images carrying messages of understanding and growth. The light and energy that I feel from within are poured onto the canvas. My paintings are not planned but evolve as I listen within. I use fluid multi medias like Acrylic, Watercolors and Inks to create the base of the artwork. I draw and refine the imagery until the message is fully revealed. Objects from the natural world are imbeded to add dimension.This unique and personal discovery process leads me through a new story each time, revealing something that was previously hidden. The end result is an open window into a world of beauty and spirit.

After a long battle to regain my health, I am now a thriving cancer survivor. Having fully recovered my well being and happiness, I have committed to a deeper focus on my art and intuitive spiritual work.

With so much stimulation surrounding us it can be easy to forget the essence of what is true and meaningful. My intention is to create images that inspire you to journey into your own spiritual world—the world of the soul.

My process is rooted in extracting deep-seated imagery guided by my spirit. How we experience reality is a reflection of the inner self. We heal when we access the wisdom of our inner guidance. My desire is to help people by sharing my experience and facilitating self-exploration and insight through art. I hope that my work will facilitate your own connection within, and inspire you to listen to your soul.

"TRUE NORTH".

"Going though cancer treatment is like being in the biggest storm with huge waves. The way to make it through was to surrender to my True North and allow the universe to guide me thru." Val

Born in France, I moved to California in my early twenties and began a creative career as a digital artist including working at major Hollywood studios, Disney and DreamWorks. Through my professional work, continued education, and teaching at two prominent schools in Los Angeles, UCLA and Gnomon, l deepened my understanding of both visual art and communication, and expanded the foundation upon which my current style is drawn from.

In addition to my fine art, I co-founded and co-manage AvatarLabs with my husband. An award-winning, full-service digital creative agency, AvatarLabs has been in business for the past 20 years, and offers high quality, cutting edge digital marketing solutions for the entertainment industry and beyond.

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION

M.A.D.S. Milano, Italy

M.A.D.S.Milano

Water Spirit: Lee Banarer Award  
Valley Artists Guild - 2009 Fall Exhibition 
(Valley Institute of Visual Art, Sherman Oak, CA)

Dream by the Tree: Honorable Mention Award 

San Fernando Valley Art Club 2011 
Spring Juried Exhibit at www.Gallery800.com (at the Historic Lankershim Arts Center, NoHo, CA)

9 Dimensions Art Exhibition
Small group show, Opening & Reception March 3, 2013
Gallery 800, 5108 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA

Exhibits:

Hands to heART: Art Therapy and Voices of Cancer. March 9th, 2020Small group exhibition co-presented by Loyola Marymount University’s Art Therapy research Institute & Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Wellness, Resilience and survivorship Program. 

9 Dimensions Art Exhibition
Small group show, Opening & Reception March 3, 2013
Gallery 800, 5108 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA

OnScene Artists - Pop-up Art show 361 Vernon Ave, Venice CA -June 2 2012

Brawerman Elementary School- Guest speaker Art presentation- November 2011

www.Gallery800.com at the Historic Lankershim Arts Center, NoHo, CA - San Fernando Valley Art Club 2011 Spring Juried Exhibit

Valley Artist Guild– 2010 Fall Exhibition
Valley Institute of Visual Art, Sherman Oak, CA.

Valley Artist Guild – 2010 Gold Medal Exhibition 
Valley Institute of Visual Art, Sherman Oak, CA.

Valley Artists guild - 2009 Fall Exhibition
Valley Institute of Visual Art, Sherman Oak, CA: Lee Banarer Award.

Valley Artist Guild – 2007 Fall Exhibition 
Valley Institute of Visual Art, Sherman Oak, CA.

Marlborough School's Disney Gallery, Los Angeles -Digital art show, April 2006

TODD-AO Hollywood Digital, Los Angeles, group show November 1998.