Valerie Vanorden - Fine Artist

Valerie Vanorden

Portage , MI - United States

 
 
 

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Valerie Vanorden

Portage , MI - United States

Valerie Vanorden - Fine Artist

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About Valerie Vanorden

Val is available at 269-290-6417 or vnorberry@gmail.com. She lives in (Portage) Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. Val studied anatomy for the artist in high school. At Western Michigan University, Val studied Anatomy, Physiology, and Zoology, and then in 1976, Val did a set of 12 medical illustrations of leg muscles used to teach medical students, 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 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.

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 a short-term worker 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 several years. 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. She also learned italic calligraphy at WMU from a professor from the U.K., Lindsay Rundles, and also does brush Chancery Cursive calligraphy (italic). 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.



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