val is a professional Marine Science Illustrator with over 30 years of experience. she's worked with scientists, specialists, curators, designers, and writers to create aesthetic, accurate, and detailed illustrations for exhibits in over 30 public aquariums, museums, and nature centers in the u.s. and abroad.
her work has also been extensively published in books and periodicals.
ILLUSTRATEDFIELD GUIDE TO FISHES OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY,AND is CURRENTLY COMPLETING THE ILLUSTRATIONS FORTUNAS AND BILLFISHES OF THE WORLD. her WORK ALSO APPEARS IN FOLDING GUIDES, ON POSTERS, NOTECARDS, AND GREETING CARDS. she's happy to also be offering my high-quality giclee fish prints for home, office, and as gifts.
EACH PAINTING WAS METICULOUSLY RESEARCHED AND RENDERED IN LIFE-LIKE WATERCOLOR ON 300LB. HOTPRESS ARCHES ® PAPER. ALL IMAGES ARE ARCHIVED AND MADE AVAILABLE FOR REPRODUCTION IN SELECT PUBLICATIONS. WHILE she SPECIALIZEs IN ILLUSTRATING MARINE LIFE, val is ABLE TO ADAPT STYLE AND MEDIA TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE PROJECT AT HAND. ADDITIONAL SUBJECTS INCLUDE TERRESTRIAL AND AQUATIC REPTILES, AMPHIBIANS, BIRDS, MAMMALS, INVERTEBRATES, PLANTS, AND THEIR ASSOCIATED HABITATS.
When val isn't painting, she hopes to be fishing––if even vicariously.