Milisa Valliere is a color junkie – she loves to to push paint around! She paints fast and usually to music (loud and most any kind). Milisa was raised by artist parents and traveled around the world to places where her parents wanted to paint. For the most part she is self-taught, having developed her craft from a very early age.
Milisa’s “Haiti Series” paintings consist of seven abstracts inspired by the recent disaster in Haiti. The paintings were unveiled at H&R Block’s World Headquarters in Kansas City MO in spring 2010 and will be featured in “Small and Wonderful” at the Hammond Harkins Galleries in December. All proceeds from the sale of the paintings will be donated to a female artist in Haiti. Her recent “Fast and Furious” show, entailing 100 paintings created in 100 days, sold-out in one day.
From 2003-2006, Milisa was owner of “Goin‘ Round Gallery” in Kansas City, MO, a successful gallery that featured her own work as well as the work of regional and national artists. She has also taught and exhibited widely, in galleries throughout the midwest.