Valerie Patterson

About the Instructor

Valerie creates highly refined watercolor paintings that often explode with psychological resonance – with a sensitivity towards beauty and strength achieved through truth and honesty. Her work is a continuing search for deep understanding of the human condition – fascinating in its capacity for great kindness and mercy yet also great malevolence. She strives to give voice to difficult social and political subjects in an attempt to encourage thought, emotion and dialogue.

After High School, Patterson attended the State University Of New York At Potsdam. She earned degrees in Art and Education and became an art teacher while spending most of her other time painting.

Patterson’s award winning watercolor paintings have been exhibited extensively throughout the United States in both group and solo exhibitions including The Bond St. Gallery in Brooklyn, NY , The Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA and The Arts & Literature Laboratory in New Haven CT. Awards include 1st Prize in The Dayton Ohio International Museum Of Peace International Juried Peace Arts Exhibition.