Collage allows me to bring attention to situations I feel need to be exposed whether that is environmental or political issues but it also allows me the freedom to just be humorous for the sake of making me smile.
Valerie Ashton has been a practising artist for over 20 years. Valerie is an elected member of the Ontario Society of Artists and has been awarded a Master Pastelist status from the Pastel Artists of Canada. Her work has been juried into many shows and has won numerous awards. Valerie's work is in the permanent collections of the government of Ontario, Town of Markham and Sir Sanford Fleming College.
In 2016 Valerie was the reclaim artist in residence at The Haliburton School of Art & Design, working with the school and the Haliburton Landfill.
In 2019 Valerie was in Nova Scotia where she was one of three artists in residence in the town of Westport.
Valerie works in acrylic, pastel, and collage to express her concern over environmental issues.