Valerie Craig


A representational painter, Valerie believes painting is a witness of intimate moments, an opportunity to discern the beautiful in the ordinary or everyday. Known for her expressive brushwork, she looks to both the figure and nature for inspiration regarding light, color and design. Selected honors include Best in Show, 2019 LandArtEvents; Best of Show Small Painting, 2019Olmsted Plein Air Invitational; Artists' Choice Award,2019 Gloucester Plein Air Invitational,; Marjorie Bradley Memorial Award, 2018 American Impressionist Society 2018 National Exhibition; Artists' Choice Award, 2017 Ireland's Art in the Open; Juror's Award, 2019 Wayne Plein Air Festival; Second Place, 2016 Plein Air Magazine National Annual Salon; Award of Distinction, American Impressionist's 2014 National Exhibition; Grand Prize, 2013 American Women Artists On-Line Juried Competition; Gold Award, Ireland’s 2013 International Art in the Open Festival; and Best of Show, 2011 and 2008 Wayne Plein Air Festivals.