Valerie is a textile artist based in West Yorkshire. She works with a combination of fibres, threads, textiles and print elements to create felt wall pieces with a contemporary and refined feel inspired by land, sea and sky scapes. Brought up in France and French Polynesia, she came to the UK to study textile design. After working in the fashion industry and local government, she returned to her first love of constructed textiles. She discovered an intuitive affinity with the practice of wet felting, enticed by the challenges of using the process to create pieces that reflect ephemeral moments and moods.