Having spent 27 years on the Yorkshire moors where often the light was subdued and the sky overcast, Valerie arrived in Australia and was immediately struck by the brilliant light and intense colours of the landscape.
The coastline,inland waterways and the Australian outback have been a constant source of inspiration for Valerie's paintings. She is not content with one style and technique and responds to her subject matter from very realistic to semi-abstract images. Her main aim is to produce work that her clients find bright, cheerful and uplifting.
She paints mainly with excellent quality artist acrylics ( Matisse ) and on strong 12oz Cotton duck or linen canvas stretched over stable stretcher bars to avoid warping.
Valerie studied art in the UK, but her painting career was established in South Australia.She has exhibited widely in Australia and Overseas and her work is represented in Government, Private and Corporate collections.
Publications Directory of Australian Printmakers, Women Artists of Australia, Who's Who of Australian Visual Art, A Buyer's Guide to Australian Art, Artists and Galleries of Australia and New Zealand, Australian Artist Magazine Jan, Feb,Aug 2006, Picture Business UK April/May 2007