Valerie Khoo

Artist. Printmaker. Surface Designer.

About Valerie

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.

Original artwork can be purchased through Bluethumb Art, which offers fully insured, free delivery within Australia.

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 was the City of Sydney’s Curator of the Sydney Lunar Festival in 2019 and 2020, an arts and culture festival that attracts more than 1.5 million people. She is also CEO of the Australian Writers’ Centre.

Storytelling in pictures

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.”

Contact me

Email: I love hearing from art lovers! You can email me at

Licensing: If you’re interested in licensing artwork, go here.

Media: If you’d like high res images of my artwork or would like comments for an article you’re writing, contact this address for a quick turnaround:

Please note that this email address is monitored regularly. For examples of previous media coverage, please go here.


Valerie operates out of her studio at Atelier 9 Avalon. This is a home to makers and artists in Avalon Beach in Sydney.

The best place to view and purchase a wide range of original artwork is through Bluethumb Art, which offers fully insured, free delivery within Australia.