We have worked with two artists to create our new Valmont X’clusive packaging designs.

Kole Oluwagbemi

Oluwagbemi Koleola is a graduate of Urban & Regional Planning from the Federal University of Technology Akure, he also has a postgraduate diploma in visual arts from the University of Lagos.

He is a self-trained artist mentored by Prof. Abayomi Barber and Bolaji Ogunwo. He is an oil painter and wood carver. He has a passion for surrealism, classical realism and abstract expressionism. He has participated in several group exhibitions, “PHASES” at Tera-culture (2011), “INTERACTIONS” at African Artists Foundation (2012), From Eko with Love Series (2013) and “BLACK, WHITE & COLOURS IN BETWEEN” at Pattaya Oriental Restaurant (2013) amongst others.

Thomas Fredo

Chicago artist Tom Fedro creates art with zing and boundless humour. His innovations of creative and playful discovery incorporate a combination of pop art collage and whimsical potraiture that have an addictive rhythm all their own. Bright colours, big features and bold lines that seem to be electrically charged represent an exciting way of seeing and experiencing the world through his eyes. Tom was born in 1969 and now lives and works in Wheeling, IL just outside of Chicago with his son Jordan. He attended Valparaiso University and The Illinois Institute of Art. He owned a gallery for many years in Chicago. Currently, he is represented by galleries in the US and Europe and recent special projects include pieces commissioned for the Broadway show “Rent”, the 40th anniversary of “The Second City”, NBC Television, Toogood Wineries, Sweet Riot Candy Co., Amano Chocolates and Chicago’s “Cow’s on Parade”. Corporate commissions include pieces for IBM, Hotel Allegro in Chicago, historic Navy Pier and Washburn Guitars. Thomas Fedro’s original abstract art paintings, sculpture and cubist art works hang in over 3,000 private and corporate art collections in over 15 countries world-wide.