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Valerie is a fine art photographer and artist. Before her passion for photography was awakened she travelled the world as a Flight Attendant with Canadian Airlines. When a back injury grounded her at age thirty seven, she returned to school taking Media at Humber College, Toronto. There she immersed herself in photography, television production and anything media, winning the Polaroid Award for photography and the Presidents Award.
After successfully completing college she was hired by the Etobicoke Board of Education (Toronto) as a Media Specialist honing her new found skills.
Twenty years ago after a vehicle accident ended her media career, her husband retired and they moved from the Toronto area to Kincardine on beautiful Lake Huron to enjoy small town living. The beauty and mystery of the lake and it's surrounding area never ceases to inspire her. Her striking landscapes capture the solitary and often barren mood of her fall and winter images. This of course changed when her fascination turned to Cyanotypes and Lumens. Now summer with every ray of sunshine is the treasured season. Valerie is truly a women for all seasons.