Valerie’s love of art began at an early age. 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 (receiving an Honours BSc in Neuroscience), and then the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (becoming a 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.

Valerie’s  compilation of artwork includes detailed comprehensive works as well as expressive art. In her expressive art she strives for personal healing by exploring her thoughts, feelings, inner stories, and wounds.

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