Virtual Artist Talk with Arale Vallely
30 x 30
Dye on Silk
Born in Hong Kong, Arale Vallely is a Chinese artist living in London Ontario,Canada where four seasons provide constant inspiration. Her artwork depicts various flowers and vegetables from her garden or nearby nurseries, and baked goods from her kitchen.
Arale is a self-taught silk artist. She came across silk painting in 2008 when she moved to Doha Qatar from Hong Kong. She was hooked by the bright bold colors and decided to train herself in this medium. Arale is constantly inspired by her surroundings. Her Arabic theme “Naina” series was popular in Doha Qatar among the locals and expats. She was invited to participate in an Art Symposium event at CNAQ in 2012, she was the only non-Arab artist among the 10 participants.
Living in Canada has given her a new focus of painting subjects, which inspires her through the colors and lights of nature. She enjoys painting almost every type of flower. She loves to control as much as she can with the uncontrollable dye to paint the details of her subject on silk. Sometimes she paints vivid and vibrant patterns a little reminiscent of stained-glass.
Arale is keen to promote herself and silk art in London. She has been
participating London Artists’ Studio Tour since she relocated, and enjoys sharing her art journey to encourage everyone to try this medium