Valérie Glasson is a French-Swiss painter, born in 1976, who lives and works in Geneva. She graduated with a Master’s degree in literature and history of art, then decided to focus her career on painting.
Among the various themes that inspire her, her favourite subject is animal portraits. Glasson is extremely focussed on the dangers of biodiversity, and her works, mainly figurative, are aimed at shedding light on the beauty of nature, together with a classical naturalistic approach.
She uses a range of different techniques: acrylics, and Indian ink sketches on canvas, that often incorporate poetic calligraphic themes. The guiding thread of her work is the fine subtlety of her execution.
Her animal portraits have attracted increasing attention. Her panther portraits were chosen by Cartier to create their Xmas cards for 2014. She is regularly selected among the participants in the prestigious Salon National des Artistes Animaliers at Bry-sur-Marne, and she won the Prix des Editions Abbate-Piolé in 2011 for the original nature of her work.
She was also awarded the Prix Roger Baron 2015, one of the most important awards in France in the field of animal portraiture.
In 2019, she held a personal exhibition “Lachez les Fauves” at the Musée François Pompon (Saulieu), together with the famous sculptor, Jürgen Lingl-Rebetez.