Valerie Khoo is an artist, printmaker and surface designer.
She is passionate about the world of creativity and is committed to empowering other artists and writers to tap into their own creative talents.
As an artist, she creates originals and limited edition prints that are sold within Australia and around the world.
With a Diploma of Surface Design, Valerie also licenses pattern collections and artwork for homewares, fabric, products and wall art. She was co-founder and designer of a fashion and homewares label which had stores in Sydney’s Pitt Street Mall and Singapore. She is former deputy editor at CLEO magazine.
Valerie is the 2019 to 2020 City of Sydney Curator of the Sydney Lunar Festival and CEO of the Australian Writers’ Centre.
In Valerie’s words: “I’m fuelled by a passion for storytelling. In addition to being an artist I’m also a writer, so I see stories everywhere. Compelling stories drive art, so I approach my artwork always with the story front and centre in my mind, infusing movement, texture, and imagery on the canvas.
“Each piece is underpinned by an inspiring story or intention so that the artwork serves as a daily reminder of a positive goal or vision in your life. You’ll find this particularly in my fine art and also in my surface design work.”
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Valerie operates out of her studio at Avalon Beach in Sydney. You can also view her artwork in her city showroom in the heritage-listed Sydney Harbour Bridge warehouses in Lavender Bay (near Milsons Point station). Contact us as this is by appointment only.
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