Valerie Losell

Artist Statement
I delight in the soul-soothing colour and endless magnificent patterns of the living world: subtle greys and blues of winter skies and snow shadows; fall layers of mauves, oranges and rusts in fields, hillsides and gardens; spring bursts of greens, yellows and violet. My visual work mostly in watercolour and pastel, often layered and enhanced with found or symbolic objects, wants to respond to and celebrate the joy and sometimes tragedy of being in this world, here and now.

As my technical skills have advanced, my impulse for social critique, until recently channelled through my writing, has begun to inform my visual compositions as well. I am strongly in the camp of art as bearing witness to injustice and arousing connection to community and the living world we are part of. I seek to inspire through my own passionate response to the world. It feels like a worthy next chapter. I hope you find it so.