Valerie Losell paints delightful and whimsical scenes from local life in water colours. Come and see her paintings at Coffee Culture in Alliston!
Twelve years into "Life After Injury", former teacher and now poet and visual artist, Valerie Losell continues to delight in finding ways to manifest her admiration for everyday life in the visual languages of watercolour, pastel, pen and ink drawings, and the written language of poetry.
With the close collaboration of her photographer husband, Andre Beneteau, she exhibits regionally and sometimes further abroad, and sells her original work as well as cards, prints and her book of art and poetry written for it, called HOLDING UP THE SKY: 33 PAINTINGS AND THEIR POEMS.
Most recently Valerie has collaborated with local author, Margot Edge, as illustrator of two children's picture books, FOLLOW THE RED WAGON and THE RED WAGON'S WINTER DREAM, as well as contributing a poem to the soon-to-be-published chapbook of poetry by disabled Canadian artists, THE WAY OUT IS THE WAY IN (Canadian League of Poets)
Valerie's work is available through:
South Simcoe Arts Council shop and online site;
Georgian Bay Books, Midland;
Barrie Art Club and their Facebook page;
Homestead Artisan Bakery, Barrie
36 Yong St.