Waldermar (Val) Wolinski
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About the artist:
Val lives in Solihull in the West Midlands. He started watercolor painting over 50 years ago. He paints predominately in Watercolour because of its translucency and light. His subject matter is Landscapes, Seascapes, Gardens & Architecture.
Due to work commitments some years ago he was unable to spend as much time painting as he would have liked, however since retiring he has actively resumed painting in earnest the last 3 years.
During 1995 & 2005, Val was previously a member of the Birmingham Watercolour Society, and contributed to many of our exhibitions in our previous meeting rooms in RBSA in New Street.
During this time Val was for a time Honorary Secretary, and held joint exhibitions with fellow BWS members in the Solihull Library.
He won top prize at the NEC Artist & Illustrator Art Competition circa 2000, and was presented with top prize, a large box containing 200 St Petersburg Artist w/colour half pans, which he still uses to this day.
He has produced many prints from his paintings that were sold through National Trust shops throughout Warwickshire , Cornwall & Devon. He was commissioned by the National Trust Upton House to paint a large watercolour (6ft x 4ft) of the rear view of the house and its lawns. This now hangs above a large fireplace in their offices which was originally the gift shop. Many of his paintings are of National Trust Gardens & Houses.
Val’s painting style involves attention to detail and therefore takes time. His work therefore migrates towards the Fine Art end of the spectrum. He paints real things and places and is happy that many of them hang on walls giving endless pleasure.