A Mother’s Journey is finished…

Art update:


A Mother’s Journey-Valerie Dowdy Art
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I’ve (more or less-there are always a few tweaks in the end) finished the koi fish painting.

Title: A Mother’s Journey

Size: 36x36x2

Acrylics, Collage

Available for purchase

This painting has been a tough one emotionally. The ones that hit closest home, always are difficult to create. It took me a bit to realize that this is about me. I keep feeling compelled to make these koi fish in my work, specifically in the orange colors. After a little research I learned they represent mothers in the family. Each member of the family has a color representation. I won’t get into all of that though. If you’re interested you can “consult the mighty google”.

Just For Fun:

I made this! I still need to clear coat the base. I learned to solder. I need lots more practice to become skilled. :/ I am also collaborating on an idea for a second one. It is the same person who taught me to solder and answers all my dumb basic engineering questions and talked me through this piece. I won’t out you, but, you know who you are (James) 😉

Copper Tree Sculpture-by Valerie Dowdy
Cedar base, copper tubing & wire,
aluminum details


October 12, Art on The Fence-Downtown Lynchburg, I will be on 114 Washington Street. Begins at 10 am

The art show at Ebb & Flow Gallery continues to hang through October 31

November 16, Coloring Book Coloring & Signing Event with Baines BookStore. -tentative date, more details to follow

Lynchburg Humane Society Conf Room is still exhibiting some of my older tree art-a portion of sales go to supporting the humane society.


The journey is never ending. There’s always gonna be growth, improvement, adversity; you just gotta take it all in and do what’s right, continue to grow, continue to live in the moment. ~Antonio Brown

Until Next Time.

Peace, Valerie