Painting / Paentio
Valerie is a popular artist living in Friog on the west coast of Wales. Her paintings often reflect the mood of a place. The collection of coastal inspired works on display captures the imagination with a beautiful ethereal quality that reflects nature and our landscape leaving a sense of calm and inner peace.
Valerie graduated in the late seventies with a BA (Hons) in ceramics with fine art as a supporting study. She went on to teach art for twenty years before moving to Gwynedd from her native East Anglia. Since moving to Wales, Valerie has thrived as a painter in her new landscape. Valerie is also chair of the Meirionnydd Artist’s Society, which has recently celebrated 60 years of local arts.
These paintings are inspired by a mood of the familiar and Valerie enjoys exploring texture, different colour combinations with layers of paint which encourage the viewer to gaze at the composition and explore the hidden depths. It is clear that she is influenced by Japanese art and the Impressionist and Pre-Raphaelite movements.
Overall, the works draw the viewer into a magical, contemplative and much needed restful world. We are thrilled to welcome Valerie back to the gallery as a returning artist.