Valerie always had a love of portraiture and has been fascinated by facial features, whether human or animal. She is particularly drawn to the eyes and starts the majority of her portraits there, using them as an anchor point or foundation on which the rest of the image is built. Every detail of fleece, fur and feather is so perfect as to seem almost tangible, and to achieve this she has built up a portfolio of close up animal photography with the highest possible degree of clarity to use as the basis for each individual composition.
Born in Banbury, Oxfordshire in 1965, Valerie decided to study art, design and illustration as a mature student and graduated in 1997. Working from a... Read More