Valerie Rogers Biography
Salmon Arm Artist Valerie Rogers
Valerie Rogers is a watercolor and acrylic artist. She paints in-depth visual studies of nature and it`s creatures in their own quiet places. She focuses on the natural beauty around her and translates it to art on canvas. A Canadian artist living in Salmon Arm in the interior of British Columbia.
she is surrounded by the natural beauty of the region. The mountains circling her studio are full of the wildlife she loves to paint. Hiking in those mountains gives her the chance to get really close to her inspiration.
Valerie Rogers was awarded the BC Wildlife Federation Artist of the Year 2016, GOABC Artist of the Year for 2014. Her paintings have been silver
finalists for BC Wildlife Federation Artist of the Year 2013 and 2014. Her 6 foot painting "Misty Morning" received the People Choice Award 2012 at the Shuswap Lake Festival of the Arts and has found its new home. Her painting "Healing Waters" was the Silver finalist for Trout Unlimited Canada 2012. She is the recipient of the John Edgar Patterson Award 2010 and BC Wildlife Federation Artist of the Year Award 2008.
Other Awards include Armstrong Award show, Sorrento Art Show Juror Choice Award (s), the Grebe Festival People`s Choice Award, and the People`s Choice Award at the Salmon Arm RMEF banquet. She has also received the Shuswap Arts Award and the Marie Manson Award.
Recently International Artist Magazine featured 8 pages of her artwork and creative process.
She exhibits regularly in the Okanagan and Shuswap and is a Signature member of Artists for Conservation Society, an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Shuswap Naturalist Club and the Shuswap District Arts Council. Her paintings are in collections in Canada and the United States.
I am caught in wonder at the natural world. " Come look at this, how beautiful this plant is, how intricate this spider web is and look how the stripes on a chipmunk echo his shape. Come see what I see." A perfect moment worthy of notice and remenbering - that is what sets me to painting. I paint to say what I can't find words for .....to share with you.
I paint with watercolours on paper when I am portraying a subject that is illusive and delicate. For stronger or brighter topics I change to acrylic on canvas. The challenge of taking these materials and creating with them is at times delightful and at other times a wonderful struggle.
But always worth heading to the studio.