Val Thomson is a painter living in Aberdeen, Scotland. Her main inspiration comes from the varied coastline and countryside of the North East.  Val exhibits her paintings regularly in addition to working on commissions. Please enjoy visiting this site where you will find images of Val’s latest work, details of current exhibitions and other news from her studio.

Latest News
  • Painting Aberdeenshire Landscape

    Frosty Morning

    Time to look out our gloves and hats, but there’s something so fresh about these frosty November mornings.

  • Commission Time

    A busy time in the studio working on commissions.  Had some fun with this one and now delivered to a happy home.  I bet this look is perfect for getting extra treats, it would get me every time.

  • New Paintings at Junction Arts

    As invited ‘Artist in the Spotlight’ for August, I’ve just been delivered some new work to Junction Arts, Aberdeen.    There is a selection of paintings with two of my favourite themes, coastal and trees.  The coastal paintings are inspired by the North East coastline and in some I’ve focused on the bright lines of houses that…

  • Dog Painting Pack going to Jack Tierney Gallery

    New Dog Paintings.  An animal based exhibition opens at Jack Tierney this weekend (from 26th May 2016).   Well worth a visit, the exhibition focuses on amazing Barbara Franc sculptures .   Some of my new dog paintings will also be there including this one of a greyhound.   I’ve recently had the pleasure of…

  • NEOS 2015

    North East Open Studios (NEOS) opens this Saturday, 12th of September.   I’m delighted to be returning to Whiteriggs Cottage this year and will be exhibiting with Helen Forrest and Karen Hadjitofi.   Images of new work to follow soon.   If you need directions or have any questions about our NEOS 2015 exhibition, please…

  • Inspired by Trees

    I’ve been working on a series of paintings inspired by the beautiful trees that we’re lucky to have in our surroundings.   Some have been inspired by the trees I see daily in a local park and this one is an impression of a tree copse in the Mearns countryside.

  • No.1 Seaview

    Just delivered some new originals and prints to Teasel and Tweed, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen. A new venue for me. Lots of interesting things there and couldn’t resist a Harris Tweed collar for Rosie.   She looks very posh.

  • An Original Gift

    Commissioning a painting or a commission certificate may be that special gift you’re looking for.   Contact me if you would like more info.

  • Dreaming of Rabbits

    One of my recent commissions; ‘Dreaming of Rabbits’.  I think Bruno chases them too.   A busy few weeks ahead working on surprise commissions.

  • Final Preparations for NEOS 2014

    Helen and I have been getting ready for NEOS 2014 at Whiteriggs Cottage and the paintings are on the walls ready for our visitors.   We also have paintings at the NEOS stand at the Aberdeen Art Fair this weekend.

  • Paintings at Larks for August

    I managed to hop into Larks Gallery in Ballater on Saturday to say hello.  I am the gallery’s featured artist for August and will be exhibiting there througout the month.  I always enjoy a visit to Ballater, it’s such a lovely place.   You can preview the paintings in the Gallery section.

  • Enjoying the Views

    Isn’t our countryside looking beautiful this summer?   This one is inspired by lovely Aberdeenshire.   Another one for the August exhibition at Larks Gallery.