Experiencing bright colors, customs, and a wide range of cultures all around her while growing-up in the tropics, her art has bright unexpected and unusual color combinations. Current inspirations are derived from her rural Northwest life, including sports, wildlife, figure drawing and landscapes. She is called to the canvas with a goal, “To produce art that inspires a feeling that will walk-away-with-you after your encounter.
The majority of Valerie's work is in commission work. Illustration, portraiture, and graphic design. Other venues such as murals and public are also part of her repertoire. Storyboarding has been a recent venue that has been quite enjoyable. Due to non-disclosure agreements not many of these storyboard images are available to share. For color images she uses oils, watercolors, or acrylics. For black and white using pen & ink, pencil, chaulk and charcoal always utilizing a surreal representational style that is typically very colorful with dramatic lighting.