Valerie grew up in France to a family who cherished art. With the demands of raising two children and a career in the airline industry, she returned to school and graduated with a Bachelor of University Studies in Fine Arts and Anthropology from the University of Utah in 2013. She is best known for her vitreous glass paintings, a process in which she assembles shards of colored glass to create art. She finds her inspiration from the post-impressionist movement, which was an integral part of her culture growing up. However, her passion for oil painting influences her creativity and she also enjoys pein air, portraiture, and diverse forms of rendering.