Valerie Stamper

I am an artist living in Cumbria, working from my studio in my home in Hilton near Appleby. Born and raised in Kendal, I qualified as a theatre set designer and spent a few years in the colourful environment of the theatre before joining the Royal Navy. After a rewarding 16 year career serving around the world, I departed the Royal Navy and returned home to Cumbria to raise my young family and pursue my first love, painting.

I work in watercolour, pastel and oil, focusing on the colours in the landscape, wildlife and flowers around me, particularly in Cumbria and the beautiful Eden Valley. After many years in a very ordered military community, the rhythms verses randomness and calm verses chaos I see around me in the countryside where I live is something I find fascinating and truly special.