California Horizons 2002-2008

Susan Suntree, UCSB:

“The public’s increasing desire to protect and preserve the natural environment has been accompanied by an upswing in interest in California landscape painting. Vallejo’s work supports this connection. Because she appreciates the world with eyes that see more than radiant appearances, she extends the concerns of the plein-air painters to include the inner light of the natural world. The lush surfaces and energetic brushwork of Vallejo’s paintings couple with their meditative stillness to assert the inseparability of human from natural forces.”

Artist statement Susan Suntree review (UCSB)