Artwork

Artist Bio:

Valerie Enid Fitzpatrick is a symbolic and abstract artist with Canadian and Caribbean roots who is known for the expressive and contemplative pieces she creates. As a child she loved painting and drawing and won several art and design contests. During high school she was a student in the Claude Watson School for the Arts, majoring in Visual Arts and Ceramics while jointly studying academics at Earl Haig Secondary School. Valerie later went on to attend the University of Toronto (BSc in Neuroscience), and then the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (Doctor of Chiropractic). Throughout her university studies, and while working as a chiropractor, she has continued as a part-time student at the Ontario College of Art and Design and at the Haliburton School of Art and Design. Her work is included in many private art collections.

Artist’s Statement:

Making art is my way of exploring my thoughts, feelings, inner stories, and wounds. I work primarily with oil paints and cold wax medium, but  I also enjoy working with printmaking techniques, organic inks, and acrylic paints and mediums. I find inspiration from poetry, scripture, nature, and dreams. These inspirations lend themselves to a style that is at times moody, tonal, and luminous. Through my art I have found personal healing and empowerment, reclaiming my voice and my light.

Past Exhibits and Shows:

April 2011 – Heintzman House Invitational Art Show and Sale

November 2013 – art show and sale to benefit UNICEF, held jointly with Kate Anderson

November 2014- art show and sale to benefit Sandgate Womens’ Shelter of York Region, held jointly with Kate Anderson