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Valerie Barker

Valerie Barker
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Valerie Barker is an artist, cartographer and designer. Her work includes botanical illustration, estate maps and embroidery.
Currently she is exploring the use of silk and thread to construct landscapes and seascapes observed on and around her Highland croft and in the wider environment.
Her research includes study of the literature that illustrates the significance of her subject locations for the people who have recorded them through history and who see them as worthy of note in the present day. Each picture is accompanied by quotation from the associated literature and this may be read on Valerie's website: www.valerieinscotland.com
Education:
Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Open University
Aberdeen University

Areas of interest:
Archaeology, Conservation, Education, Embroidery, Environment, Farming, Flowers, Geography, Geology, Glass, History, Poetry, Rural Affairs, Sustainability, Textiles.

Recent and Current Exhibitions:
Winter Collection. St Fergus Foyer Gallery, Wick.
Silk (solo exhibition). St Fergus Foyer Gallery, Wick.
Society of Caithness Artists Summer Exhibition, Thurso.
North Lands Creative Gallery, Lybster.

Forthcoming Exhibitions:
Caithness Horizons, Thurso.
Firth (Dye painted sari silk and thread)
  • Valerie Barker
  • Firth (Dye painted sari silk and thread)
  • Mixed Media
Hill (Dye painted sari silk and thread)
  • Valerie Barker
  • Hill (Dye painted sari silk and thread)
  • Mixed Media
Muirburn (Dye painted sari silk and thread)
  • Valerie Barker
  • Muirburn (Dye painted sari silk and thread)
  • Mixed Media
Shore (Dye painted sari silk and thread)
  • Valerie Barker
  • Shore (Dye painted sari silk and thread)
  • Mixed Media
Stream (Dye painted sari silk and thread)
  • Valerie Barker
  • Stream (Dye painted sari silk and thread)
  • Mixed Media
Swelkie (Dye painted sari silk and thread)
  • Valerie Barker
  • Swelkie (Dye painted sari silk and thread)
  • Mixed Media
Sands (Dye painted sari silk and thread)
  • Valerie Barker
  • Sands (Dye painted sari silk and thread)
  • Mixed Media
Island (Dye painted sari silk and thread)
  • Valerie Barker
  • Island (Dye painted sari silk and thread)
  • Mixed Media

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