Val is available at 269-290-6417, 269-327-0517, and at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. She lives in (Portage) Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. Val studied anatomy for the artist in high school at Birmingham/Bloomfield Art Association. At Western Michigan University, Val studied Anatomy, Physiology, and Zoology, and did a large (40 x 20 inch) set of 12 medical illustrations of leg muscles used to teach medical students. She also did several anatomy illustrations for 'Mammalian Anatomy' college textbook, as well as 35 illustrations of animal dissections which were published in a college Zoology textbook. In 1979 Val illustrated for a CT-Scan medical journal. In 1988, Val did 15 black and white anatomical illustrations used to train Haitian Midwives at Hospital Albert Schweitzer, in Haiti, where she lived for a year. Also, in 1976, Val learned Chancery Cursive calligraphy at Western Michigan University in their Graphic Design program.
Val worked full-time as a medical transcriptionist 23 years in hospitals and Doctors' offices and took art commissions on the side. Val went to Bible College at Cornerstone University school in 1980's and then on to Haiti for a year as an Administrative Secretary, where she ordered medicines for the hospital and directed drivers in French-Creole, in 1988-89. After Val returned, she pursued art again, and worked in Doctors' Offices, again as a transcriptionist. Val attended Glen Oaks Community College summer program workshops 1998-2001. Val most recently was enrolled at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts in 2012 (took Chinese calligraphy), and 2014, and took the mixed media drawing class.
Val has studied Spencerian and ornamental penmanship since 2011 (self-taught with videos). Val has been a vendor at the Three Rivers Farmers' Market since 2007, where she sells ornamental penmanship, one-stroke acrylic paintings, and schedules house portrait commissions.