Valori Fussell is an American artist whose work concentrates on the portrait and human figure. Her paintings are universally responded to as feeling “alive”. Portraits form the largest core of her work and while modern in their directness and intensity, they emerge from the traditions of the Italian and Northern Renaissance. In both method and attitude she is a studio artist whose thirty-year practice is based in sound craftsmanship and integrity. Valori lives and teaches in Santa Barbara California.