Hello my name is Valerie but everybody calls me Val. I've been an artist in the area for approximately 14 years, I transplanted down here from Vermont. I specialize in custom portraits of people's pets , and other various works, in pastel, paint and pencil. I really enjoy seeing people discover their inner artist. In my moments not partying with new artists on Paint Nite, I enjoy flyfishing out of my kayak, (in both freshwater and saltwater).