Valerie Irving

visual artist


Valerie Irving is a Suffolk-born artist working in a variety of media: print, photography, installation and paint.

After taking a degree in Fine Art, she lived and worked for several years in London, mostly in graphics and textiles, while teaching part-time at various art colleges. During this time she took a further degree in Philosophy and Art History, and an MA at the Courtauld Institute.

She later moved back to Suffolk with her partner and young family, and began painting in earnest.  She has exhibited in galleries around the country and in London both in mixed exhibitions and one-person shows.

From 1995 to 2007 she was a Lecturer in History and Theory of Art on the Degree Course at Suffolk College.

Since then she has been a full-time artist.