Valeria Yost was born and raised in a rural area of the central valley of California. As a young person, she began her adventures as a wildlife and landscape artist. She sold her watercolor and oil paintings while 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 acrylic, she takes a great deal of care to depict her subjects and their habitats accurately.
Her artwork has been on display throughout North America for over 25 years. Valeria’s originals, prints and licensing opportunities are now available through Wild Wings, one of today’s leading publishers, distributors and retailers of wildlife, sporting, and nostalgic/Americana art prints and art-related products. She has completed numerous artwork projects for the Idaho Fish and Game, Backcountry Horsemen of California, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Ducks Unlimited.