My latest portfolio

My latest surface design portfolio takes you to a number of destinations that evoke a sense of glamorous wanderlust.

It features four new collections in two colourways each:

  • Palm Springs Perfection
  • Florida Glamour
  • Waikiki Dreaming
  • Hampton’s Weekend

Valerie Khoo
Artist. Printmaker. Designer.

I’m an artist based in Sydney and combine my fine art practice with my passion for surface design. My collections each tell an inspiring story to help you connect with your creative soul. My work is inspired by my love of storytelling and belief that everyone has untapped creativity that’s waiting to shine.

I work with individuals and organisation on commissioned artworks and also create designs and patterns that are licensed for textiles, decor and products. I was the City of Sydney’s Curator of the Sydney Lunar Festival for 2019 and 2020, an arts and culture festival that attracts almost 1.5 million people and is the third largest annual event in Sydney, after NYE fireworks and Vivid.

 

Original art. Licensing. Lifestyle range.

Original art: Valerie’s unique ‘Flying Apostrophes’ series features incredible detail and movement. Her ‘Eastern Luxe’ series showcases her signature block printing style. 

Licensing: Valerie collaborates with wall art companies, fabric manufacturers, wallpaper brands and more.

Lifestyle range: You can find Valerie’s artwork on lifestyle products such a totes, backpack, pencil cases, ceramics, towels and much more.

Public art for City of Sydney

Valerie was commissioned to create a public art installation for the Sydney Lunar Festival exhibition. Her design of The Rooster was featured at Circular Quay, alongside sculptures by other Australian artists, and visited by almost 500,000 people.

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