Taught a great 2 day workshop…12 hours of instruction. It was great fun with awesome students. The class was about 30 percent fairly new artists, 30 percent intermediate and 30 percent advanced. Always hard to do a good class that covers all abilities but I kind of think I nailed it with the education and subjects Of course it was about painting nature in my style but I did plan it very carefully in the hopes that it would be the best workshop.  Here are some of the lovely comments and testimonials.  Send me your name if you want to be part of next workshop.


A generous and kind instructor. Valerie shares her knowledge and hard earned tips freely. A privilege to learn from her.  – Louise Decharme

Val, thanks for your fun lively workshop. Such a knowledgable and talented artist and teacher. I learnt allot, so many helpful tips and skills. Would highly recommend.  – Jayne Ukrainec

Thank you Valerie for a fabulous workshop. Your patience and knowledge made for a very informative and enjoyable time. Best of all is how your instruction has given me a new view on painting from real life with detail. Nice balance of teaching and demonstrations. – Val

Excellent course, well paced, well prepared. Val was dynamic, approachable, very knowledgeable.  I learned many key things to help my art progress. Thank you, I had a blast, hoping you will have another workshop. – Cindy Turner

Great workshop

Loved the subject, all the great techniques, tips and encouragement received from Valerie. Valerie is a great teacher, would love to attend another of her workshops.

I loved the weekend and learned a lot. Many thanks Danielle Bergstom

Valerie, you are a great teacher! This was a wonderful  workshop for me. Learned new things, also great to know how to start and what comes next. Great atmosphere with the other artists. Thank you very much. – Ria Carpay

Thank you Valerie! Learned so much from you and really appreciate your sharing of paints and mediums, very generous! Your patience with everyone, even with all of our repetitious questions. You stayed upbeat throughout the whole two days. Enjoy your Sunday. I’m sure you’re tired now. Big hugs – Marg Fox