Val has been carrying out a professional art practice since graduating from Curtin University in 2002 with a Fine Arts degree. She has attended numerous workshops on printmaking, painting, new applications of mediums, always challenging and extending her artistic abilities. Val worked towards the City of South Perth Art Awards (Acquisitive) the year following her graduation and won the award. That’s purred her on to her first solo Exhibition in2004. She had twenty-five pieces on show, both large and small and sold fifteen. Thirty percent of sales proceeds went to Princess Margaret Hospital. Since then Val has had many commissions, entered more than twenty group exhibitions, won two art prizes (city of South Perth and Town of Cambridge); had three solo exhibitions; had her own booth within a large exhibition twice; and has had two joint overseas exhibitions with a Canadian Artist. Her work is in public collections of the City of South Perth, Town of Cambridge, Trinity College and Princess Margaret Hospital.