Valerie Just


My work focuses on the processes of transition and the natural cycle of growth, decay and renewal.  In particular I am interested in ‘edgelands’, those unmanaged marginal landscapes in urban areas, where the natural and man-made interact in a process of constant change.  They are places of unofficial wildness and transience.

I work from sketches and photographs and also from memory to develop images which are imaginative rather than topographical. I prefer to work in oil which allows a slower development and modification of the image, in keeping with the subject matter.

I gained a BA in Fine Art at Reading University and exhibit regularly. I am also a member of the Birmingham Art Circle and Leamington Studio Artists.