My work is on permanent show at Bromham Mill Gallery (Bedford), Hitchin Information Office (near St Mary’s Church) and in the Business Technology Centre, Stevenage.
My painting ‘Blue Nude’ is in the Letchworth Open Exhibition at the Broadway Gallery (online until 21 March). Public access if restrictions ease before that date.
HVA BIG MAKERS FAIR Online during March 2021.
Work is usually available to view at my studio by appointment.
I will be starting a new community art group in Fairfield when lockdown rules allow the hall to be opened and people to meet.
My paintings, inspired by the patterns found in natural landscapes, are colourful reflections of light, mood and emotions - for people who love to explore and appreciate the amazing diversity of the world we live in. I focus on the effect of light on colour, line and shape, contrasting lively brushstrokes and texture with subtle smooth transitions. In portraits I want to show the personality as well as the likeness of the subject. My narrative paintings are inspired by the story, the atmosphere of a scene or by beautiful words. These are often the subject for commissioned work as the customer wants a reminder of somewhere or someone with special meaning. Commissions take priority in my calendar, please contact me if you would like to discuss or look in the FAQ section of my website www.vallawsonart.com
I love to experiment. By trying new techniques, materials and tools, I often find enjoyable and effective new ways to do things. Usually I work in oils, acrylics or mixed media, but I’m always open to change and recently added some abstracts in inks to my Reflections series.