A figure painting is more than good draftsmanship. The artist makes conscious and subconscious decisions in the construction of a painting that reveals both the artist and the model.
Valerie's colorful and illustrative watercolors capture what is remarkable in our everyday experiences. A member of the National Watercolor Society, her work appears in three volumes of Splash watercolor books published by Northlight Books. She teaches regional workshops, has been an instructor of watercolor at the Memorial Art Gallery - University of Rochester, and an artist-in-residence at Artisan Works. Valerie has a studio and gallery space in the Anderson Arts Building, located in the Neighborhood of the Arts, Rochester, NY.