Val spent her childhood in Fraserburgh and now lives in Aberdeen, Scotland. Although she had a passion for painting and drawing from a young age, she initially followed a business career path and attended part time art classes and workshops when time permitted. Three years ago she decided to take up painting full time and now exhibits regularly as well as working on commissions. 

Her paintings reflect her connection with Scotland, and inspiration comes from  its coastline, landscape, weather and seasons. Dogs are also a favourite theme and some recent dog paintings and commissions can be viewed in the ‘Dogs’ section of the website.