valerie ng | art folio
small oil paintings 2017

A series of small scale abstract works featuring texture and colours inspired by nature and macro surfaces.


Bark Float on Light Blue

Bark Float on Light Blue, 2017 | Oil on Canvas Panel | 6x6" | 15.2 x 15.2 cm

Bark Floating on Light Blue is inspired by pieces of bark found on snow while walking through forests in Finland during an artist residency. The oil paints applied in short strokes creates a tactile flow, blending the brown colours in various hues.


Bark Stump on Olive, browns, earthy, olive, grey, bark, texture, organic, flow, movement, strokes, treebark, float

Bark Stump on Olive, 2017 | Oil on Canvas Panel | 6x6" | 15.2 x 15.2 x 0.3 cm

Abstract bark floating on a surface inspired by bits of bark found on the ground or a broken stump or fragment from a tree trunk. The oil paints applied in short strokes creates a tactile flow, blending the brown colours in various hues. Oil on flat canvas panel which would sit nicely in a deep box frame.


White Flurry on Blue,  white, blue, snow, flurry, movement, texture, surface, flow, marks, palette knife, action

White Flurry on Blue, 2017 | Oil on Wood | 5x7" | 12.7 x 17.8 x 1 cm

White Flurry on Light Blue is inspired by a snow storm falling in the wind while experienced during an artist residency in Finland. The oil paints applied in short strokes creates a tactile flow, and grooves made by a palette knife add to the movement.

Yellow Coral on Blue

Yellow Coral on Blue, 2017 | Oil on Wood | 5x7" | 12.7 x 17.8 x 1 cm

Imagining coral and anemone floating in the sea ...


Flames on Blue, pink, red, blue, gold, flames, float, fire, dynamic, movement, texture

Flames on Blue, 2017 | Oil on Wood | 6x8" | 15 x 20 cm

A movement in space of dancing flames blending tactile strokes and pink hues on a contrasting blue with tinges of gold. From a series of small scale works featuring texture on coloured backgrounds.

Blue Coral on Grey

Blue Coral on Grey, 2017 | Oil on Wood | 4x6" | 10x15 cm


BW Streaks on Blue Beige, black, white, beige, blue, strokes, marks, palette knife, small, texture, movement, action, mark making

Black and White Streaks on Blue Beige, 2017 | Oil on Canvas Panel | 6x8" | 15.2 x 20.3 cm

A small action painting of sharp black and white vertical streaks and small horizontal marks to create movement on the surface. On a background of beige and light grey blue. Oil on flat canvas panel which would sit nicely in a deep box frame.

Black and White Marks on Greypg, pink, green, strokes, marks, palette knife, small, texture, movement, action, mark making

Black and White Marks on Greypg, 2017 | Oil on Canvas Panel | 6x8" | 15.2 x 20.3 cm

A small action painting of quick horizontal strokes and small marks to create movement on the surface. On a background of grey with some sparks of pink and green peeking thru.

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