About Val

VAL FAWBERT is a contemporary palette knife artist. Working in acrylics from her City Retreat walled garden studio and workshop in Hove, she produces stunning and unique images on canvas.

Val is a retired teacher who studied art education at the universities of Sussex and Brighton. Her early influences include sculptor Jenny Hughes and printer and art lecturer Toni Patten.

Hove based and Brighton born, she aims to capture the essence of this vibrant city in her urban and sea scenes. Her technique combines the texture of canvas with acrylics and the skimming and scraping movement of the palette knife, resulting in contemporary and original works that project energy, movement and light. Spatial awareness and economy of colour are also crucial components of her compositions.

Val has exhibited at the following:

City Retreat Studio & Gallery

Artch Gallery and Unique Art Hove

Brick Lane Gallery, Shoreditch, London

Greenacres (refurbished apartment blocks)

Jubilee Library, Brighton

Seattle Hotel, Brighton Marina

Agutter Associates, Hove

Nicole Urbanski, Hove

London Heritage Design Company

La Flotte en Re, France

She is also a member of:

Pure Arts

Hove Arts (Artists’ Open House festival)

Lewes Wave

Val’s illustrations are also frequently featured in the annual Brighton Arty magazine.