Valeria Yost Artist Bio
Valeria Yost, a native Californian, began her adventures as a wildlife artist as a youngster - selling her paintings while still in high school. Self-taught, she has carefully chosen various workshops to improve her artistic skills. Valeria believes her best training has come from studying nature by spending hours in the woods and getting to know her subjects intimately. Horseback riding, hiking, and backpacking into remote areas, Valeria takes photographs and does field studies that provide information for her strongly contrasted and brightly colored paintings. Working predominately in watercolors and gouache, she takes great care to depict her subjects and their habitats accurately.
Her artwork has been on display throughout North America for over 25 years. She has done numerous artwork projects for the Idaho Fish and Game department, Backcountry Horsemen of California, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, and you can even find her depiction of a whitetail buck on the front of the Medallion Series Gun Safe by Browning.