Valerie H. Alexander

Valerie H. Alexander

Valerie trained at Birmingham College of Art and King’s University Newcastle. She was awarded a travelling scholarship allowing her to study in Italy. After working as a freelance artist, she embarked on a career in Art Education and Publicity Design. In 1995, she took early retirement in order to concentrate on painting. She was elected as an associate of the RBSA in 2009 and a full member in 2012. She is also a Member of The Society of Floral Painters since October 2008. Valerie has exhibited widely, including at the Royal College of Art. Valerie works mainly in watercolour, and capturing and conveying the effects of light is Valerie’s primary aim. “Light can transform anything – be it a landscape or a bunch of flowers – into a thing of extraordinary beauty. Watercolour can never be fully controlled and indeed it is better when it is not; the excitement of watching the paint spread and granulate is part of its magic”.