Born and raised in Southern Brazil, Clarissa P. Valaeys started her career as a graphic designer, transitioning to art director and creative director while living in NYC, France, and later in Switzerland. She came back to her art in 2020 after a long hiatus. Through meticulous drawings, watercolors and acrylic paintings, she depicts different phases of a plant’s life which for her is a metaphor of women’s rites of passage.
Born and raised in Southern Brazil, Clarissa P. Valaeys started her career as a graphic designer, transitioning to art director and creative director while living in NYC, France, and later in Switzerland. She came back to her art in 2020 after a long hiatus. Through meticulous drawings, watercolors and acrylic paintings, she depicts different phases of a plant’s life which for her is a metaphor of women’s rites of passage.

Alocasia

Acrylic on canvas
60 ✕ 80 cm

Magnolia Grandiflora Fruit

Colored pencil
50 ✕ 65 cm

Magnolia Grandiflora in bloom

Colored pencil
50 ✕ 65 cm

Magnolia

Colored pencil
36 ✕ 48 cm

Magnolia Grandiflora

Colored pencil
50 ✕ 65 cm

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