I started combining the work I do with paint, board, wood and resin into paper and paint and the result are these painted paper sculptures. I hope they look like scrolls, unfurling to tell a little story to the audience. It combines my love of fairytales and old children’s book illustrations but in a fun and layered dimensional way. Sort of like my resin paintings but without the resin. When you paint on rag paper, the paint goes into the paper instead of laying on top and it creates a very soft and beautiful quality. This image is titled “Midsummer Knight” and I created this in 2011. copyright valerie walsh 2011
My main gig: “Houscapes” portraits of homes and landmark buildings in my signature colours and style. This is Malcom Leo’s home and is obviously in the Hollywood Hill’s. It is one of the those beautiful old spanish style homes I am so fond of. Now I am working on a houscape for Leslie Morris in Sherman Oaks. They are very detailed and take a lot of time and attention but for people that really love their homes valgal is their girl
He has produced documentaries of many great bands and artists. You might have seen some of them like: This is Elvis, The Beach Boys~an American Band or Rolling Stone~20 Years of Rock n Roll. So many I could not list them all. This is a portrait of his home and what I paint most every day “Houscapes”, capturing a slice of someones life. art and pictures 2009 Valerie Walsh
The voices inside “The Light Stays On” found their way into my heart and I loved painting this image of the “magic cottage” for Karen Jasper. I hope you can treat yourself or someone you know with a copy available through Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com.
Great old-school kids’ album… nice arrangements, ear-catching melodies. “Home” could be a song Paul Simon forgot to record! And check out the Sublime/Sugar Ray-like “Favorite Son (Every Day)” … oughta be on a kids’ show or movie soundtrack.
- Warren Truitt, Children’s Music that Rocks
Tobocman’s a southern California musician, and “Home” reminds me of nothing so much as the wistful songs on the soundtracks from another southern California musician, Randy Newman. The illustrations of Valerie Walsh make an excellent match. It’s a great little video.
- Stefan Shepherd, Zooglobble
This is a new illustration I made for my Scribble Guild Group. The wonderful artist Andi Butler picked the colour scheme that we used and we decided on a winter theme. We are producing some postcards to send to clients, patrons and friends and we each will have a 5.5 x 1.7 inch space on the card. The other artists include: the afore mentioned Andi Butler, Kathy Weller, David Sones and Jake Souva. Happy small town winter!