My name is Valerie Carr and I am a busy, independent artist and illustrator working from my home studio in Shenfield, near London. I work in watercolour and ink and also tweak my paintings digitally to create additional layers and overlays. I like the 'not knowing' aspect to working like this and really love the way that patterns and textures emerge unexpectantly from the process. I design my own greetings cards and stationery which I sell online and to trade and my artwork has also been licensed for a wide variety of products including stationery, fabrics, wallpaper, ceramics, wall art and luggage.

My favourite quote at the moment is . . .   "Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working." Pablo Picasso