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Valerie Armstrong
 
Val Armstrong

SELECTED SOLO & JOINT EXHIBITIONS:

2010
Solo – ‘MOVING CLOSER, THE MANY FACES OF INDIA’ -
Photographic portraits from India in collaboration with Save a Child UK, St John’s College, Oxford

2009
Joint with Jen Hall & Annie Owen ‘KALAYATRA’
- In collaboration with Asha for Education, (an Indian charity), The Bhavan Centre, West Kensington, London

2008
Solo – ‘IMAGES OF THE EAST’ -
Aldeburgh Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk

2007
Joint with Tom Southern – ‘EAST /WEST PHOTOS’
- Marshwinds, Aldeburgh, Suffolk
Joint with Liz Bestic – ‘FOOTPRINTS’ - Aldeburgh Gallery, Suffolk
Solo – ‘Artist of the Month’ - Gallery 2, Town Hall Galleries, Ipswich

 

Over the past years Valerie Armstrong's work has undergone a series of profound changes as she has made the transition from figurative images painted on screens to the current narrative and semi abstract works. She is now experimenting with various monoprinting techniques combined with chine collé; collage; drawing and mixed media.

'In the 1970’s and 80’s I trained and practiced as an art therapist in mental health. This experience, together with my own vivid dream world, forms the basis for my current collection of work. This is the framework on which to weave visual stories touching the absurd, sometimes reaching out to the darker side; exploring the thought shadows that lurk deep within the mind to emerge in dreams. Sometimes my work is inspired by poetry and a love of words; jumbled upside–down ideas woven together to feed the imagination.'

After studying textiles at Hornsey and Croydon colleges of art, Val took a post-graduate degree in Art Therapy at St Albans, followed by many years practicing in schools and hospitals as an art therapist.

For the last twenty-five years, she has worked freelance as an artist from her studio in Woodbridge, Suffolk.

 

 
 
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