Valerie was born in London in 1938. In 1980 Valerie founded the Watercolour Society of WA being its first President from August 1980 until 1987. Then Vice President from 1987 until 1993. She also held the post of Secretary from 1980 until 2002

Valerie is the Historian for the Society.

Valerie is a teacher of both oils and watercolour.


Three years with the late Howard Totenhofer at the Cremorne Studio Hay Street Perth

Painting Diploma from the Perth Technical School Perth


Listed in   “Women Artists of Australia “  by Max Germaine.
Listed in   “Artists and Galleries of Australia” by Max Germaine.
Listed in  “Australian Watercolour Painters from 1780 to the Present Day” by Jean Campbell
Listed in  “A Survey of Western Australian Art from 1696” by Arthur Spartalis
Included in Jean Drysdales Green Book of “Artefacts” published by Watson –Guthill
Publication, New York
Included in the book “Perth 2010 – As We See It” A commemorative book of the exhibition to celebrate the 30th anniversary of when she founded the Watercolour Society on the 13th August 1980.

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