Valerie studied art and design at Norwich and Farnham and took a postgraduate course at the University of Reading. For some years she was head of art in a private school. Since 1999 she has been a professional artist living in Wales. She exhibits, works to commission and tutors groups and individuals.
Valerie's home, in the small village of Friog, is a short, brisk walk from the sea, hills and woodland. These familiar places have been the focus of Valerie's work, but she favours capturing a particular mood rather than a specific location. Her work constantly evolves, is always about light, tends to be peaceful, solitary and sometimes a little surreal.