Originally from London, Ontario, Valerie was born into a household surrounded by music. Valerie feels “Music is the most abstract of the arts. It’s just an arrangement of sounds, colors and textures and yet people listen to it and never question what it is. It’s real to them. Abstract art for me is a visual form of music”.
As well as sculpture, Valerie was inspired by Canadian painter Emily Carr and started experimenting with very free landscapes that had a lot of movement to them. Continuing her exploration of color and texture, Valerie feels “I’m always searching for the magic combination that takes me to another world”. Valerie continues to paint from her home in the country just outside of Meaford, Ontario.