Valerie Greeley’s illustrations have graced greeting cards, calendars, and teacups from such beloved names as Royal Doulton and The Wedgwood Group. Her scenes are tucked into pages on children’s bookshelves throughout the world and bring hundreds of vibrant hues to clothing and quilts. Regardless of the medium, her work is recognizable for its soft beauty and intricate details. “Mother Nature is the very best designer,” she says, and admirers will recognize her lifelike depictions of small creatures in their natural environs. An Associate Member of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers, Valerie is also the recipient of the 2016 Elizabeth Meek Award. She lives and works near the Staffordshire-Cheshire border in England.
Text Cynthia Reeser Constantino
See more of Valerie Greeley’s artwork and read Rebecca McClanahan’s essays in the January/February 2018 issue of Victoria, and in forthcoming issues throughout the year.