Classically trained in Oil Painting and Design for Printed Textiles, Valerie (Green) Powell has designed Fabrics, Gift Wrapping Papers, Bridal Headdresses, Stage Sets and more. Emigrating to The U.S.A. in 1967 she worked for the American Needlework Centre producing bespoke hand painted canvases for Needlepoint( Needlworked Tapestry).
Returning to England in 1972 and after briefly for the Royal School of Needlework , she developed her own range of printed kits for Retail and Mail Order under her Maiden name of Valerie Green. Many of which were featured as Reader's Offers in most monthly Women's periodicals. During which time she continued to work on bespoke pieces for Harrods and Liberty etc. Her designs for The Mary Rose, HMS Warrior and The Great Britain raised funds for their preservation .On retiring early Valerie returned to Fine Art, accepting several figurative commissions and would delight in designing a personal painting for someones home.
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