Barlow, Derbyshire

"The paintings engage with the insubstantial, transient nature of existence as expressed through colour and form, the elements, open spaces and the play of light. Abstract and landscape in form, I endeavour to make that which is invisible, visible and in doing so I invite us to jettison our preconceptions and bring into play, imagination.


I layer oil and wax on canvas then scrape-back to create pieces that are contemplative, meditative and mysterious.They are textural, intimate, paradoxical and poetic and engage with the potential of emptiness and silence. I try not to force anything to happen in the process of painting but rather ‘let go’ into the work.”




Prices range from £95 - £2,200

For more information on Val's work, or to purchase from the range - please contact The Bessemer II Gallery.