One such project is Journeys through the Landscape.
Over 20 million people live within an hour's drive of the Peak District National Park, and this work is about one photographer, and her journeys of discovery.
With a passion for the outdoors, and drawn by the effects of the weather and light on the landscape, this project allows Valerie the freedom to express her artistic interpretation from representational photography to more abstract and experimental processes.
Having lived in Derbyshire with her family for over thirty years, Valerie recently moved to the National Park, as a direct result of the Journeys project, where she continues to explore by car with her camera, focusing on the views, the rivers, the people and the history of the area.
In addition to her own personal approach to this beautiful landscape on our doorstep, she is currently working with staff at the Royal Derby and London Road Community Hospitals in conjunction with Journeys through the Landscape and the Derby Teaching Hospitals’ arts charity Air Arts to aid wellbeing.
BA Hons (First Class) Fine Art Photography 2006
Exhibitions and Presentations Commissions Walks with the Camera (visual/observational workshops) Collaborative/Community focused projects Bespoke limited edition prints and cards