EVERY TRUE ARTIST IS BORN. EVERY GREAT ARTIST HAS WORKED HARD TO DEVELOP THAT TALENT. A GREAT WORK OF ART CONTAINS BOTH TALENT AND HARD WORK - THAT'S WHY THEY'RE CALLED "ART-WORKS".

Valerie grew-up in England and, as a child, was always drawing or making. Her artistic talent was recognised when she was awarded the highest art examination result in the country upon graduating from school. Valerie gained entry to Epson College of Art however, she emigrated to Australia instead.

Valerie entered the prestigious University of Queensland in a Bachelor of Arts degree and thereafter completed a honors degree in psychology as well. For 20 years, Valerie Ellis simultaneously worked as a psychotherapist and creative artist - developing in the world of meaning and the world of aesthetics.

Valerie's early work established her talent and capacity to paint from life with skill. Currently, Valerie concentrates on oil painting the challenging subject of figures and portraits in more expressive and abstract styles. Join the Art Class on Facebook if you'd like to meet Valerie at the next Art Class.

She uses a modern, solvent-free oil paint that reduces environmental impact.