Artist & Printmaker. A graduate of UCAD Belfast, NCAD Dublin and studied printmaking at the Istituto Statale D’Arte, Urbino, Italy. “I work in the traditional manner carving my designs by hand into wood or linoblock or etching into plexiglass or metal. I transfer inked images by hand onto Chinese Rice Paper or Italian Fabriano paper. “I produce small limited editions, each print while similar in appearance is as individual as the pressure of my hand.” Val interprets the world through line and pattern and is inspired by the power of memories to evoke images.