Artist Valerie Walden to Hold Demonstrations at West Austin Studio Tour April 27-May 5, 2013

Austin, TX, April 24, 2013 --( As a featured artist in the second annual West Austin Studio Tour (WEST), Valerie Walden will be holding plein air painting demonstrations at Capital Fine Arts gallery on each of the four tour dates. Some of the paintings will be available for sale. And, her completed work will be available at the gallery.

Ms. Walden observed, “I really enjoy plein air painting. You can see how a piece progresses relatively quickly from concept to sketch to form to finale. So, I want to share that experience with the patrons attending WEST. And, I’ll be painting in smaller sizes which will allow me to complete several different works throughout the weekends.

“The area on West 6th Street surrounding the gallery has several vantage points for focused scenes. In addition to the concentration of structures, it’s also fascinating to depict how nature thrives in an urban area. Plus, I will still be close to my exhibit at Capital Fine Art, and I can discuss it in detail with interested visitors.”

James Bollmeyer, owner of Capital Fine Art said, “We’re enthusiastic participants in WEST. And, we’re going beyond the observational. Ms. Walden’s demonstrations will make the viewing experience more interactive. We look forward to meeting new visitors.”

The West Austin Studio Tour is a free, city-wide initiative. The tour takes place April 27 & 28 and May 4 & 5, 2013 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ms. Walden’s demonstration painting schedule will vary and will be posted daily at Capital Fine Art gallery and on her website: .

About Valerie Walden
Valerie Walden developed her talent with inspiration and guidance from artists and instructors at the Austin Museum of Art, University of Texas, renowned plein air artists Scott Christensen of Idaho and Bob Rohm of Texas, and Leslie DeMille of the Scottsdale Artists School. She works primarily in pastels and oils. Her work draws heavily upon her interpretations and impressions of nature. She is a member of the Pastel Society, Southwest Pastel Society and Plein Air Austin. Nationally, she is a member of the Pastel Society of America, the Degas Pastel Society and Oil Painters of America. Artwork and more information at

About Capital Fine Art
Owner and Curator James Bollmeyer has assisted his clients in acquiring fine art for over 18 years. Capital Fine Art specializes in prominent contemporary artists and important estate pieces. The scope includes Texas Hill Country, Western, Impressionist, Still Life, Sculpture, and Ulla Darni reverse painted chandeliers, lanterns and night lights. 1214 W. 6th Street, Austin, TX. Free parking. More at

About West Austin Studio Tour
Big Medium presents the 2nd annual West Austin Studio Tour. WEST is a free, self-guided tour that champions the abundance of talent within Austin’s large and wildly diverse creative community. The public is invited to discover new artistic talent; see working studios; learn about artists' tools, techniques and inspirations; explore galleries and a variety of exhibitions; and immerse themselves in the arts and local business communities. WEST encompasses the area west of I-35, east of Mopac/Loop 1, south of HWY 183, and north of HWY 71/Ben White and HWY 360. More at: .
Walden Art
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