Valerie Simms Originals and Paintings.
Valerie Simms creates mesmerising pastel wildlife portraiture with an authenticity and accuracy that takes this classic genre to a whole new level. Each animal she portrays is possessed of an inner stillness which suggests they are poised for action, and we are privileged to look into their eyes just minutes before they spring into life, taking flight or pouncing on their unsuspecting prey.
Born in Banbury, Oxfordshire in 1965, Valerie decided to study art, design and illustration as a mature student and graduated in 1997. Working from a studio in her Oxfordshire home, she builds each composition in pastels which she likes for their softness and smoothness and the way in which they can be worked onto the paper to imitate the beautifully balanced blending of surfaces in nature.
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