Having undertaken a twelve month diploma course studying oil painting techniques in 2016, Val is still enjoying trying out all the varying paint processes in a wide range of subject matter.
People, places and things are her focus, just as the mood takes her. Colour remains at the essence of her work, not always vibrant - in fact often quite muted if required to convey a feeling of sadness or compassion.
Her paintings aim to achieve a simplicity and quietude to counteract the noise and turmoil of the real world. Each one offers its viewer somewhere to regroup, calm the mind and to provide a private space in which to meditate on the meaning of life.