"All of these pictures make me feel happy when I look at them.
The still life is above our mantel and l study it every day.
I've taken the "Birch" to our cottage in Collingwood. The colours enliven the place".
"Valentine is a unique artist. His powerful and dramatic interpretations of the nature and sea hold a special place in the Russian and Canadian art. His thorough knowledge of art and composition is evident. Each and every painting of Valentine is warm, open, and produces a positive space around the viewer, reflecting the beauty and goodness of the surrounding world. Rich colors of his landscapes greatly contribute to the dull and ascetic modern interior design, and allows the viewer’s imagination to wander endlessly. Valentine Ioppe is generally known for his technical virtuosity, enormous versatility, and incredible originality, and is an important figure in the Canadian modern art scene."