My work is on permanent show at Bromham Mill Gallery (Bedford) and at Hitchin Information Office (near St Mary’s Church). During Herts Open Studios, visitors will be welcome by appointment - firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2020, studio time has been limited by the combination of moving house, health issues and the limitations of COVID. During 2019, I had a successful solo exhibition at the Cultural Centre in Denia, Spain in October which generated sales and a large commission.
I also had a one day pop-up show at The White Hart, Maulden (in the early autumn) and took part in exhibitions run by Artists Network Bedfordshire in Ampthill and Toddington.
Expressive - colourful - reflections of light and emotions - all painted to capture treasured memories for someone. I working in oils and acrylics with lively brushstrokes and texture to help convey the story. The effect of light on colour, line and shape reflects the mood or personality of a person, the atmosphere of a scene, the inspiration of beautiful words.
I enjoy experiments, trying new techniques, materials and tools as I believe that continuous change is an important aspect of life - and often I find enjoyable new ways to do things.
I moved recently to the Herts/Beds border where I have set up my studio in Fairfield - still sorting through materials, planning storage and working space, but getting there! I like to plan for a new painting, to select and test the colours to use, and then to stand at my easel, so space in the studio is important. I love talking with people about painting, materials and techniques, so over time, I hope people will visit - to browse, chat, paint and explore ideas. Meanwhile, I have a gallery and shop on my website www.vallawsonart.com and can schedule ‘socially distanced‘ appointments.