Art Exhibit: Maria Valverde and Flavia Nasrin Testa

Design for Health presents an interactive art exhibition called Polar Stillness featuring the work of artists Maria Valverde and Flavia Nasrin Testa.  The opening reception will be on Wednesday, October 10th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Provincial Archives of Nova Scotia, 6016 University Avenue.   Come and meet the artists and interact live!image1Mixed media painting Death by Maria Valverde

Design for Health is a company started  by Architect and Industrial Designer, CarloTesta that creates healthy work, home environments.

Maria Valverde is a local artist who works in support services at the QE2 Hospital and volunteers her free time teaching art.  She helps her students process the exploration of suicide, sexual trauma, divorce and death.

Flavia Nasrin Testa is an outsider artist who works internationally with immigrants, marginalized people, promoting cross culture and social awareness through art.

Together, Maria and Flavia are carrying on the legacy of their respective fathers who immigrated to Canada and brought their creative work of art, architecture and design to the province of Nova Scotia.They will use activist arts, for renewal, community help through classes, talks and interactive programs.

Thank you

Thank you to everyone for attending Jose’s last exhibit. It was a wonderful tribute.  Thank you also to the staff of the Teichert Gallery for making this possible.  Unsold work is now in Chester or Halifax.  Call for information (902-453-0588).  Enhanced pigment prints are also available by order.  Our daughter Maria Amelia Valverde, also an artist, is doing the enhancing.

All of Jose’s prints are still available through Going Coastal in Chester.

Tree by the Bridge

This small original painting was painted before Jose had his stroke. It was part of a series he did of his home town Zaragoza.  As spring comes the tree will get foliage again. In the meantime it provides a commanding vista of the River Ebro. IMG_1315

What a Storm!

Thank goodness we all survived the recent wind storm in Nova Scotia.  Now that the weather is back to normal I will focus on a small treasure that Jose painted in 2010.  z_2010Number4

“Artist’s Patchwork” was a painting that was named by a client in one of our Name Dropping Exhibits.  This delightful little gem on canvas is only 13″ X 18″ and is framed with a black frame.  It fits nicely into small spaces and can cheer up even the most unhappy persona.  As artwork is priced by size this small painting is within everyone’s budget.

On another note our Chester house is still for sale.  Contact David Dunn at, 902-209-9177 for more information.

Happy New Year from Jose and Doreen

This amazing painting is being released for sale!

z_InAMediterraneanVilla2“In a Mediterranean Villa” is one of the last paintings that Jose painted before his stroke and is the only interior that I still have for sale.   It is 40 1/2″ X 60″ and would make an impressive statement in any location.  The work can be viewed in my condo in Halifax.  Kindly call to make an appointment (T: 902-453-0588).

A Hand-painted Room Divider


This room divider was painted by Jose Antonio.  It is available for viewing in our home in Chester.  Please call (902-453-0588) to make an appointment to view it.

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Another Floral

This gorgeous new floral enhances the kitchen in the Chester house, solde adidas chaussures which also has black and white checkered cushions. New Balance Baratas The black and white motif is a signature feature of Jose’s art:IMG_20170414_152603The painting is called Etruscan Legends and Love Songs. adidas nmd r1 uomo Call for additional information: 902-453-0588. nike blazer pas cher The gallery will be open Friday, Nike Heren July 14, Chaussures Nike from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Purdue Boilermakers and Saturday, mochilas kanken baratas July 15th from 9:00 am – 11:30 am.

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