ZenART's Membership Plans Terms & Conditions

(Updates effective 17/08/2020)

These terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) govern the ZenART Supplies Rewards & Referral Plan as well as Subscribe & Save Plan (“Membership Plans”), and members of the programs will earn zen coins in connection with the purchase of qualifying online products and online activities that are redeemable towards the purchase of certain products online. For the re-occurring members (Subscribe & Save Plan) this includes exclusive gifts & content.


  • Free. No purchase is necessary to obtain membership in the Rewards & Referral Program, but you must establish an account at https://shop.zenartsupplies.co/account/register . Please see our privacy policy, located here, to understand how information you provide us will be used. This program is void where prohibited.
  • Eligibility. In order to be eligible for the Rewards & Referral Program, you must create an account as outlined in these Terms and Conditions. You may create an account if you are at least seventeen (17) years of age, have Internet access, and have a valid mailing address. If you are between the ages of 17 and 18, you must have your parent’s permission to register for an account. If you choose to create an account, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account, username and password and for restricting access to your account. You are responsible for keeping such information current, complete, accurate and truthful. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account, username and/or password. You agree to provide only current, complete, accurate and truthful information. If you are accessing and using the Site on someone else’s behalf, you represent that you have the authority to bind that person as the principal to all Terms and Conditions provided herein, and to the extent you do not have such authority you agree to be bound to these Terms and Conditions and to accept liability for harm caused by any wrongful use of the Site or Content resulting from such access or use. You may only have one member account per natural person. Persons who are discovered to have more than one account forfeit their zen coins and will be unsubscribed from the Loyalty Program.
  • How To Enroll in the Rewards & Referral Program. (a) Create an account: Visit www.zenartsupplies.com (the "Site" or "Online") and become a registered user of the Site. Click here to be taken directly to the registration page. You will be asked for your first and last name, your email address, and a password. You will also be given the option to sign up for our newsletter. Once you have submitted the requisite information, you will be sent an email to the address you listed confirming your membership. Once you have confirmed your email address, you are automatically enrolled in the Reward & Referral Program and are a member (“Member”).
  • How to Access/Change Your Member Information. You must keep your personal information on your Account up-to-date. To do so, click on the "My Account" section and access your account by entering your registered email address and current password. From your dashboard you can access your account information; review your current and past orders; change your profile; manage your subscriptions and applications, and access your previous purchases.
  • How to Cancel Your Membership. You may cancel an account at any time. To cancel your account, please send an email to support@zenartsupplies.co and write “cancel membership” in the subject line. The email must come from the account currently listed on our servers as being associated with your Rewards & Referral Program. If you no longer have access to that email address, please email our customer service department and we will verify your status and cancel your account. Upon cancellation, you are no longer a member, and any unused zen coins accrued in your account will be forfeited and cannot be redeemed. Zen coins maintain their value only on valid accounts in good standing, and except as otherwise provided here for redemption, have no cash value outside of their redemption value on the Site.


  • General Members can earn zen coins on the purchase of qualifying online products at zenartsupplies.co. To receive zen coins for your Online purchases, you must be signed into your account. You may check at any time to see if you are signed in to the Site by looking in the upper right-hand corner of the site. Gift cards do not qualify for zen coins. Other products that do not qualify for zen coins are noted on the Site.
  • Earning Rate. Members earn 5 sen coins for every $1.00 spent on qualifying purchases (in other words, one (5) zen coins for every one dollar ($1) spent). Zen coins are based on your order subtotal, after any discounts, only. Zen coins are rounded down to the nearest whole number. For example, if you spend $9.99, you will receive 9 zen coins. The calculation is as follows: $9.99 x 1 zen coins per dollar = 9.99 zen coins, which is rounded down to 9 zen coins. This program started on August 17, 2020, and initial levels were set on the 2020 amount spent on ordering products. Note: Shipping and Taxes are not taken into consideration. If an item is return and/or price adjusted that will also be removed from your rewards calculations.
  • Gift Cards. Gift card purchases are not eligible to receive zen coins. However, once a gift card is redeemed, zen coins will be awarded to the recipient for the subtotal after any gift card values, provided s/he is logged into the account, as outlined in these Terms and Conditions.
  • Addition of Zen Coins to Accounts. Zen Coins will be added to your Account under the following conditions, and will generally show up immediately. You will receive zen coins:
    • At the time of account registration
    • During the purchase of qualifying products
    • For other activities outlined on the Site that may show up from time to time. Note that for these other activities, including “bonus zen coins” accumulations and other zen coin promotions, zen coins may show as “pending,” depending upon the activity.
    • Joining the Birthday Club. Birthdate must be entered 30 days before your Birthday to qualify.
    • For Liking the ZenART Supplies Facebook page and sharing the ZenART Supplies Facebook page with your following. This is good one time only.
    • Following ZenART Supplies on Instagram. This is good one time only.
    • Referring a friend to ZenART Supplies. Your account will be automatically awarded the discount only if the referral friend used the link sent to them from your referral account and makes a qualifying purchase. Discount will automatically be applied to account if stipulations are met.
  • Exclusions. Members earn zen coins only on the purchase price of: (i) qualifying online products. Calculation of zen coins excludes payment by the Member for shipping charges and all taxes, including without limitation, federal, state, and local taxes or use taxes. Zen Coins will not be earned on any discounts or other credits offered in connection with a product or service. For example, if a product that is normally $50 is on sale for $25, a Member will only earn zen coins on the purchase price of $25. Purchases of gift cards, redemption of vouchers, and any type of price adjustments, including merchandise returns, are not eligible for zen coins. All purchases made: (i) by a Member prior to such member joining the Program, (ii) Online without a Member being logged onto the Website with the Member's Account number linked to the Member's Online account, are not eligible for Reward & Referral Program credit. The purchase of ZenART Supplies products outside the Zenartsupplies.co website are not eligible for the Reward & Referral Program.
  • Returns/Order Cancellations. Zen Coins earned for a purchase that is then the subject of a return, cancellation, refund, declined credit card or gift card, or other credit will be deducted from your account in an amount equal to the zen coins earned for the original transaction, including any bonus zen coins that may be applicable. Any rewards discounts that are applied to the order, will be distributed equally to the applicable items in the order when completing a return. Zen Coins redeemed on an order will not be reapplied back to your rewards account for any reason on a returned order. If a return/cancellation will cause your account to have a negative zen coin balance, you will not begin earning zen coins again until your zen coins balance is returned to zero (0), by making purchases, or engaging in other promotional activities offered from time to time. If an item is exchanged (different product) any redeemed rewards on the initial purchase may be transferred to the exchange one (1) time only. Rewards used on an order that is canceled cannot be reapplied as they are good for just one use.
  • Bonus Zen Coins Promotions. From time to time, ZenART Supplies may run certain bonus zen coin promotions. Under bonus zen coin promotions, Members can earn additional or "bonus zen coins" in connection with the purchase of certain online products. When you purchase these specially marked products or make the purchase during a bonus zen coins time period, you will earn bonus zen coins on each product, as specified in the offer. Bonus zen coin promotions are subject to the terms and conditions of the offer and may be offered at any time in ZenART Supplies sole discretion. Bonus zen coin offers cannot be combined with any other offer.
  • Limitations on Bonus Zen Coins and Zen Coins, Generally. These terms apply to zen coins and bonus zen coins accruals. If you purchase a product during a promotion and the product comes with an additional, free product, zen coins will not be issued on the retail value of the free product. If you redeem zen coins towards the purchase of a product and pay a portion of the retail price after the zen coin's redemption, you will receive zen coins only on the leftover retail amount you pay, and not on any value attributed to the zen coin you used. If you redeem zen coins towards the purchase of a product in an amount equal to the full price of the product, you will not earn any zen coins.
  • Non-purchase Options for Earning Zen Coins. You may also earn additional zen coins on non-purchase activities. From time to time, ZenART Supplies may offer you the chance to win various prizes, and earn zen coins, for entering into promotions. For sweepstakes promotions, there is NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PLAY OR TO WIN. Rules and restrictions will apply to such promotions and may be found on the entry page of any promotion.
  • Referring a friend to ZenART Supplies. Email a friend an $8 off coupon on $50 order by clicking “ Earn Zen Coins” then “ Refer a Friend”. Enter the email address of a friend who has not purchased with ZenART Supplies before (if your referral has shopped with us before the referral link will be automatically voided by the system). A referral link will be sent to your friend with an $8 off coupon on a $50 order. $8 off coupon on $50 order will automatically be rewarded to your account only if the referral friend used the link sent to them from your referral account and makes a qualifying first-time purchase with ZenART Supplies. Your Referral friend will receive an $8 off coupon on $50 order, 200 zen coins for signing up, and zen coins from their first purchase made while signed into their new ZenART Supplies account.


  • How To Use Your Zen Coins. Zen Coins must be used in increments outlined in these Terms and Conditions. The maximum number of zen coins that may be used in a single transaction is 10,000 zen coins. Zen Coins may only be used Online at the ZenART Supplies website. Zen Coins towards Products: Members can use their zen coins to reduce the purchase price of a product or to receive a product for free based on the following scale:
    • 500 zen coins = $5.00 off
    • 1,000 zen coins = $10.00 off your at least $50 order
    • 1,500 zen coins = $15.00 off your at least $50 order
    • 2,500 zen coins = $25.00 off your at least $50 order

    Zen Coins can only be redeemed in any combination of the zen coin and increment amounts set forth above. Redemption of zen coins towards purchases of products is subject to product availability. Any rewards discounts that are applied to the order, will be distributed equally to the applicable items in the order when completing a return.

  • Gift cards. Once available, zen coins cannot be used towards the purchase of gift cards. Gift card redemption, however, is eligible for zen coins. Zen Coins accrued pursuant to the use of a gift card will benefit the gift card user, provided the user has an account in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
  • To Redeem your Zen Coins. Before you begin shopping with us, sign in to your Shop account on our site. Select “Redeem Zen Coins” from the red tab housed in the lower left-hand corner of the screen and select the amount of zen coins you would like to redeem. You will be issued a custom code that you can copy and paste into the discount bar during check out (Please note - only one code can be used). Your total payment amount will be discounted by the amount of zen coins you allocate to the purchase. Note that zen coins may only be redeemed for the purchase price of the product. Sales tax, shipping, and other handling charges assessed in addition to the price of the product are your responsibility and zen coins may not be used to discount these additional charges.
  • Exclusions. Only one account per natural person. Only one discount code can be redeemed per transaction. Rewards redemption codes may not be combined with any other discount codes. Zen Coins may not be transferred or gifted at this time. Zen Coins cannot be used on past purchases. Zen Coins accumulated on different accounts by different members may not be combined or aggregated to make purchases of products or for any other reason. Zen Coins earned in a transaction cannot be redeemed in the same transaction. Redeemed zen coins cannot be retroactively applied to any past order or receive a price adjustment on any order where redeemed zen coins were not applied. Zen Coins have no cash value outside of the ZenART Supplies website and are available only to members in good standing.
  • Zen Coins Expiration and Time Lapses. All zen coins acquired, whether standard zen coins or bonus zen coins, shall expire 180 days from the date the zen coins are added to your account. Zen Coins expire 180 days from the date in which they were assigned to your account. Specific onsite activities in which zen coins will be awarded are set to accrue zen coins based on a time-lapse at the discretion of ZenART Supplies.
    • Sign up: zen coins are added to your account instantly
    • Order: zen coins are added to your account when your order is placed.
  • Once zen coins are redeemed, a discount code will be assigned and we are unable to cancel the discount code and reapply the zen coins to your Reward & Referral account. Discount codes generated by redeeming zen coins do not expire until used. They are a one-time use code, so once it is used it is gone. If an order is returned zen coins will not be reinstated.

4. Subscribe & Save Plan

  • Re-occurring purchase. Purchase is necessary in order to participate in this plan. The plan is worth $6.95 and will be charged to your account on the same date of the month that you purchased the plan, i.e. if you purchased the plan on 19th of January, you will be charged for the plan on the 19th of each month you are a Subscribe & Save Plan member.
  • 15% re-occurring discount. As a member of the subscribe & Save Plan, you are eligible for a 15% discount every time you put an order in place. You are qualified for the discount as soon as you purchase the plan.
  • Cancellation. After a purchase made with a Subscribe & Save Plan, you are not able to get a refund for the plan for the month the purchase was valid for but you can cancel for the following months.
  • Free samples & accessories. These are included for members of Subscribe & Save Plan only. These are not included in each order but the member will be informed when they will receive "extras" in their order.
  • Access to exclusive content. Exclusive access to tutorials, guides, tips & tricks in video, pdf, or audio format will be part of the membership program. Not all exclusive content is available but what is and will be available is up to ZenART Supplies sole discretion.


  • By registering with Zenartsupplies.co and joining the Reward & Referral Program, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms and Conditions, as well as any other terms that may be associated with the Reward & Referral Program. ZenART Supplies reserves the right to cancel, modify, suspend or restrict the Reward & Referral Program, your account, the redemption of zen coins, or any aspect of the Program, including, without limitation, the zen coin conversion ratio and the zen coin expiration policy at any time. Any changes can be made without advance notice. ZenART Supplies may make these changes even though such changes may affect your ability to use zen coins already accumulated. You are responsible for remaining knowledgeable about the Program Terms and Conditions. A Member's zen coins balance, as reflected in ZenART Supplies records, shall be deemed correct. ZenART Supplies reserves the right to determine the amount of zen coins in any Member's account based on ZenART Supplies' internal records related to such Member's account. In the event of an inconsistency between the amount accrued in a Member's account as stated on any Member's receipt and ZenART Supplies internal records, ZenART Supplies internal records will control. ZenART Supplies assumes no responsibility for errors caused by incorrect Member information. Your right to transfer zen coins earned or granted under the Program is strictly limited. The sale of zen coins is prohibited and may result in the confiscation or cancellation of your zen coins as well as suspension or termination of your membership, which in each case shall be final and conclusive. All transactions involving zen coins and all Member accounts are subject to review and verification by ZenART Supplies. The zen coins balance in a Member's account may be unavailable for use when an account or transaction is under review. ZenART Supplies may revoke any Member's membership in the Reward & Referral Program at any time if such Member engages in abuse of the Reward & Referral Program or fails to follow the terms and conditions of the Program. Fraud or abuse relating to the accrual of zen coins or redemption of rewards may result in revocation of membership in the Program and may affect a Member's eligibility for participation in any other ZenART Supplies program, present or future. Zen Coins are non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash. The interpretation and application of the Program's Terms and Conditions are at the sole discretion and determination of ZenART Supplies. For more information or other questions, click on Contact Us.
  • The Terms and Conditions of the loyalty program are subject to change at ZenART Supplies’ sole discretion at any time and without notice to customers. Upon customer’s at-will termination of their Zenartsupplies.com registered account, or if a customer is termination for violation of these Terms and Conditions or other activities in violation of the intent and good faith intended use of this Site, all zen coins will immediately be forfeited and will no longer be redeemable. ZenART Supplies will make reasonable efforts to award zen coins as outlined above to all 1. registered and 2. qualifying Zenartsupplies.co customers but is not responsible for any technical or unforeseen errors that may occur.
  • Zen Coins are nontransferable, nonredeemable for cash, are nonrefundable and are not valid outside of Zenartsupplies.co. Purchases made outside Zenartsupplies.co are not valid for zen coin accrual (this includes, but is not limited to Facebook resell groups, Ebay, and Amazon).
  • Employees of ZenART Supplies are not eligible to participate in the Reward & Referral Program.

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Valentina Scagnolari: Colorful Tutorials, Pink Windows and the Fantasvale Art Lab

Valentina Scagnolari: Colorful Tutorials, Pink Windows and the Fantasvale Art Lab

What caused her 2-year art hiatus? What brought her back to art? Colorful tutorials and Books: How did Fantasvale Art Lab start?

Full of wonderful artful things to impart, Valentina has been sharing fun, colorful tutorials with her audience through the Fantasvale Art Lab YouTube channel since 2009. In this article, you'll find the art journey, personal and professional life of one of our beloved Luminaries. Let's look at the life of the visual artist, designer, author, and our ZenARTist of May 202, Valentina Scagnolari.

Early Life in Frosinone and Treviso
The House with Pink Windows
Student Life in Venice
The Way Back to Art
On Fantasvale Art Lab, Love, Books, and Colorful Tutorials
Fantasvale Supports LGBTQ+ Pride Month and the Zan Law
Selected Pieces from Valentina's Body of Work

Valentina Scagnolari, also known as Fantasvale is a Treviso-based visual artist, illustrator, and art teacher. Her body of work consists of playful watercolor pieces evoking warm happy memories of spring. She is known for her successful art channel Fantasvale Art Lab - the first Italian watercolor-themed channel on YouTube founded as early as 2009. Hence, the YouTube channel now has over 300,000 engaged global subscribers.

Since 2014, Valentina has been working on creating art books and courses for students through Rizzoli Education, the leader in Italian school publishing. When she's not teaching colorful tutorials and working on her channel, she also collaborates with art and luxury brands from across Europe.

A head full of dreams, colorful tutorials and an insight on the life of a creative. Photo from Valentina's Instagram.

"Be what you want to be. When you get a head.. A head full of dreams."
-Valentina Scagnolari

Early Life in Frosinone and Treviso

Valentina Scagnolari was born on the 12th of November 1981 to parents Paola and Roberto in a town in the Lazio region of Italy called Frosinone. Her mother Paola is an artful teacher who often creates art. Similarly, her father Roberto is a civil engineer who likes to invent and craft novelty objects that Valentina loves. Both her parents are creative folks who have continuously inspired their young daughter to eventually develop her art practice.

It seems that the gift of creativity certainly runs in the family. Valentina's younger brother Lorenzo also grew up to work in the arts industry as a composer and musician creating soundtracks for films and video games.

One-year-old Valentina in 1981.

When Valentina was three years old, not only was she able to draw female figures with clothing of floral patterns, but also render a purse, jewelry, and matching high-heel shoes. At some point, this made her pediatrician express that they've never encountered such a skillful toddler.  

Later, when Valentina was five, Roberto and Paola relocated their young family. The family moved to Treviso in the North of Italy in a region called Veneto. By this time, Valentina's most favorite activity was drawing. She also crafted fantastical stories which she narrated and recorded through a cassette player.

Little artist in the making, three-year-old Valentina in 1984.

Valentina became very keen on her studies during her middle school years and became really fond of all her humanities subjects. Therefore, in 1995 she enrolled in a classical high school or a "Liceo Classico" school. These schools include subjects like Philosophy, History, Latin, and ancient Greek. This turned out to be exhausting for Valentina's creative soul. She spent five years studying in the rigorous curriculum set by the school and spent less and less time making art.

The House with Pink Windows

Psychologists suggest that imagination and creativity generally tend to decline as we grow older. Valentina's art practice includes an attitude of wonderment, curiosity, and openness to endless possibilities. This we can trace back to her preschool years. Back when she was little, Valentina would always draw houses with colorful window shutters, especially pink. One day, her teacher told her that window shutters aren't supposed to be colorful. Although respectful of her teacher's advice, young Valentina stood by her choice and reasoned that windows can be of whatever color people choose. It all depends on one's imagination.

Swallowed by Autumn on an October Day (2020) by Valentina Scagnolari, watercolor on paper in one of her colorful tutorials

Student Life in Venice

With creative parents and a real gift for drawing, one would think that Valentina will straight away pursue art as a career. Originally, Valentina wanted to take up Illustration and Design at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Turin. However, this was frowned upon by her parents, financial sustainability whilst in a career in art is still something parents worry about to this day.

Valentina painting on canvas in 2002.

Since her confidence in her art wasn't fully developed yet at that time, Valentina considered the only other subject she liked. In 2001 she enrolled in a foreign languages course, English Postcolonial Literature and Spanish Literature at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice. Unfortunately, her depression reached a crescendo around this period in her life. Her studies coupled with managing her emotions took up the majority of her time and energy that she eventually stopped making art altogether.

"Drawing is like breathing to me. Drawing is an appendage of my being."
-Valentina Scagnolari

When Valentina finally graduated in 2007, she was terrified of life outside university. She was left with the choice to be a language teacher or to take on a 9-to-5 corporate job that would require her foreign languages degree. Valentina recalled how both options made her nauseous. To cope, she started writing poetry. 

The Way Back to Art

In 2007, two months post-graduation, Valentina was anxious about her next steps in life when her brother Lorenzo came to her rescue. Lorenzo handed her the phone and a sheet of paper with an unknown number to call. This turned out to be the number to reserve a slot for an evening watercolor illustration course in Vicenza. Valentina saw a glimmer of light and signed up. 

Later, Valentina enrolled in the International School of Illustration in Sarmede, a prestigious educational institution for illustrators where the best from all over the world teach. Her piece Il Grande Vecchio dall'Aspetto di Tricheco was selected to be exhibited in the 26th edition of the Sarmede Exhibition of Illustrations in 2008 under the beginners category. The rest is history. 

On Fantasvale Art Lab, Love, Books, and Colorful Tutorials

The Beginning

When YouTube took Italy by storm, one of the first to jump into the bandwagon were channels devoted to make-up. Upon realizing that there was not a single Italy-based art-dedicated channel in existence, Valentina decided to start one. In 2009, whilst aiming to simply share her art practice, she started Fantasvale Art Lab. By this time, she was already getting recognition for her work in the children's illustration field.

Valentina in one of her videos from 2010.

To get out of her comfort zone and to explore possibilities for her career, Valentina traveled to Los Angeles at the end of 2010. She returned to Italy the following year, refreshed and ready to take her art practice to the next level. Soon after, she wrote and self-published her first book People - La Vita Secondo Gatto (People - Life as a Cat). Her audience received the book with enthusiasm. 

That same year, the Fantasvale YouTube channel started gaining a steady following and Valentina began receiving her first gifts of paper, paints, and watercolor brushes from different brands. She recalls how it felt like 'Christmas morning.'

People - La Vita Secondo Gatto (People - Life as a Cat) written and illustrated by Valentina Scagnolari

The Big Leap from Mexico

Driven by her passion for exploring possibilities, Valentina traveled to Mexico in 2012 with the goal of establishing a publishing house with Alex Contarin who would later become her husband. The trip that was originally intended for work turned into a beautiful retreat for self-discovery. Valentina and Alex spent months of art and meditation together in a holistic center where they eventually decided to return to Italy and plan their wedding.

Valentina with now husband, Alex Contarin on their eco-wedding.

The couple tied the knot that same year in September through a beautiful eco-wedding held at the heart of the Venetian countryside. Their union gave way to the EcoSposi project - an initiative aiming to transform ordinary weddings into ecological and eco-sustainable weddings by providing guides and a list of suppliers.

Their wedding menu consisted of 100% vegetable food.

Two days after their wedding, Valentina and Alex moved to Malaga, Spain where they spent more artful days together until their return home in 2014. During their stay in Spain, Valentina won a competition with LA3 channel. Hence, she had to fly to Milan to record three colorful tutorials that aired on national television. She also worked on her first major educational book project Arte e Immagine published by Fabbri Editori which included a series of videos of practical and creative lessons.

Valentina getting ready for her shoot at an LA3 studio in Milan.

The Return to Italy

More and more Italian brands wished to collaborate with Valentina so the couple decided to return home in 2014 to meet the demands of meetings and events. Soon after their arrival, Valentina worked on the illustrations of her second major book project, Perch`e Esiste Il Mondo? (Why does the world exist?) by Tich Nhat Hahn and published by Terranuova.

The years 2014 and 2015 brought about many media successes for Valentina that she began producing videos in both English and Spanish on top of her Italian ones. As a result, her Fantasvale YouTube subscribers jumped from 5 digits to 6 digits in a short span of time. The increase in her subscribers also brought income that allowed her to dedicate her full time to finally consolidate her art career and her direction.

The New Member of the Family

The blessing of a child finally arrived for the couple. In 2016, six-month pregnant Valentina set out to do a big promotional tour around Italy for a French manufacturer of fine art paper brand, Canson. When Lila was born, Valentina took a break for a whole year to focus on her family.

Left photo: Valentina with her infant daughter, Lila. Right photo: Toddler Lila making art.

After her year-long hiatus, Valentina came back to work with a bang. Collaborations with a wide range of companies started pouring in that she even had a project with Eridania, an Italian sugar brand! She was commissioned by Osama, the Italian distributor of Mitsubishi Pencil Company of Japan, the makers of Uni Posca. As part of this big collaboration, Valentina worked with other international artists on a series of videos and colorful tutorials.

Also with Osama, Valentina created a manual of bricolage dedicated to schools. She was also Osama's representative at the stationary fair at FICO in Bologna that year. It was in 2019 when Valentina finally decided to focus all her activities and expertise on the first medium she loved, watercolor.

The Pandemic

The year 2020 brought about chaos and many hardships for the world. Valentina did not let this hinder her progress. It was this time that she found the time to consolidate her plans and direction for her Instagram @fantasvale. Her latest book Watercolor Survival Manual came to fruition. Furthermore, she was able to successfully launch her first online courses.

Valentina showing her most recent book, Watercolor Survival Manual.

Today, Valentina continues to share her knowledge with her massive audience while consistently working with educational institutions in creating instructional materials for Fine Arts. On top of that, she also uses her expertise to test products and provide practical demonstrations. We're proud to mention that Valentina is one of our brilliant Luminaries, an international community of our most well-loved ZenARTists.

Fantasvale Supports LGBTQ+ Pride Month and the Zan Law

June is World LGBTQ+ Pride Month and Valentina Scagnolari, a long standing ally of the community announced her support of the Zan Law, a law in Italy now being considered for approval at the Senate aiming to punish discrimination and hate crimes against LGBTQ+ individuals.

Fantasvale Valentina Scagnolari Pride Month
Valentina Scagnolari with the ZenART Black Tulip collection brushes for water media.

Selected Pieces from Valentina's Body of Work

We've selected a few of Valentina's notable pieces throughout her fruitful art career that exhibit her visual style. As an art curator, I've always thought that her visual style evokes that warm feeling from seeing the sunrise on a beautiful spring morning. Let's take a look at some of these wonderful paintings.

Vives les Livres (2011) by Valentina Scagnolari

Fantasvale Valentina Scagnolari colorful tutorials - Vives les Livres

Autumn Girl (2017) by Valentina Scagnolari

Fantasvale Valentina Scagnolari colorful tutorials - Autumn Girl

Anne with an E (2018) by Valentina Scagnolari

Fantasvale Valentina Scagnolari colorful tutorials - Anne with an E

Say hello to our ZenARTist for May 2021, Valentina Scagnolari! Send some love her way on Instagram @fantasvale and on her YouTube channel Fantasvale Art Lab.

Fantasvale Valentina Scagnolari - Watercolor Mixing Guide

Did Valentina's story inspire you to paint? Get some inspiration from our colorful tutorial How to Watercolor for Beginners toolkit article. Have some questions for us? Don't forget to leave your questions, thoughts, and suggestions in the comments section below! Happy painting!


Fabrianne is the Ambassador of Art Buzz at ZenART, resident eccentric pocket-sized art curator, editor, and art world liaison. She builds and develops relationships with the arts community and makes sure that ZenART's inspirational articles get to you "hot off the press." She co-founded an online contemporary art gallery, worked with over 100 artists on exhibitions and performances, wears only black clothes and when she's not creating buzz or curating and saturating in art, still daydreams of becoming a quirky Wes Anderson film character.


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