|Valerie||Ashton Fine Art|
Reclaim Art Series
Art has always been a big part of my life but it wasn't until 1998 that I began to work at it seriously. Since then my paintings have been shown in over 50 exhibitions throughout Canada and have been recognized with various awards. Recently, the Ontario Government selected one of my paintings for the Government of Ontario Art Collection.
The first professional artist designation I obtained was in 2007 with the Pastel Artists of Canada signature membership (PAC). I was granted membership in The Ontario Society of Artists (OSA) in 2008 and was awarded with the Master Pastelist designation (MPAC) in 2012.
Books that include a collection of my Art can be viewed and purchased below.
Where Will I Go - published in 2012, this book includes 23 paintings of places and feelings that I have captured. Here are a few of the paintings.
Simple Pleasures - published in 2012, this book contains 20 paintings of life's simple pleasures and the feelings I have captured. Here are a few of the paintings.