Valorie is an award winning artist, who has shown her work locally, regionally and nationally. She creates portrait commissions, figurative, landscape, and still life oil paintings.
Having taught art for over 30 years, she has developed a unique curriculum that combines right brain eye training with classical, old master techniques. With this approach, students are often surprised at their rapid improvement in painting skills. Oil painting students have an opportunity to keep an ongoing workbook to compile their class notes, handouts, class exercises and assignments.
Valorie has directed the ACC Student Art Show for Community Education. She is a member of the Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America, Plein Air Painters of Colorado (PAAC) and former President of The Colorado Artists Guild.