Valerie often works in gouache or with mixed media but her recent works are in oil paint.
Her work is in private collections in Scotland, England, France and the Netherlands.
Valerie Hamilton was born and educated in Edinburgh. She studied Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art.
She trained as an Art teacher at Moray House College of Education in Edinburgh and taught Art for
ten years in Orkney and for several years in Surrey.
Whilst in Orkney she exhibited in the Pier Arts Centre. Her paintings have been exhibited in group shows including the Paisley Institute, the Scottish Women Artists, the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour and the Sutton Gallery and VAS in Edinburgh. She has also shown work in Royal Academy Summer exhibition and in the Pastel Society in the Mall Galleries in London.
She was a winner in the 2013 and 2015 Pittenweem Art Festivals drawing competitions.
She won the VAS Lily McDougall award in 2016.