Val Lawson - Artist

My art, networks, and other interests
WHY DO I PAINT: A lifelong hobby throughout a demanding business career, ‘making art’ is now a compulsion for me. I enjoy interpreting what I see or imagine
Painting improves my feeling of well-being. I relish the excitement of portraying on canvas an image that triggers an emotional response and brings joy to me and other viewers.

Each new painting is a journey from initial idea through planning to completion. So, In a typical day, I may be painting, preparing for a new work,managing the admin of my art business – or all of these!

I'm also interested in art and wellbeing. Last year I researched colour psychology; this year I've been looking into neurographic art and have started to run workshops introducing this technique for mindful drawing and painting.

NETWORKS: I’m a great believer in the benefits of networking with other artists and art lovers, and belong to several groups and networks. I'm an active member of Herts Visual Arts Forum and exhibit regularly in local art shows. My paintings are on show and for sale at LIFE Gallery in Lister Hospital, Artisans in the Yard, Shefford, and Hitchin Art Hub. I paint regularly with Luton Art Group and run Fairfield Art Group

OTHER INTERESTS: I enjoy playing competitive bridge, cooking, and keeping in touch with family and friends. I read for relaxation, and like pitting my brain against sudoku, crosswords and other puzzles. I’ve a long standing interest in equality and diversity, and have written blogs on the subject.