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Find your magic

I help you unlock your creativity, get unstuck, and live a life of meaning and beauty.

Discover your inner spark through my on-demand soft pastel painting courses, an exclusive creative community, and original artwork.

Find your magic

I help you unlock your creativity, get unstuck, and live a life of meaning and beauty.

Discover your inner spark through my on-demand soft pastel painting courses, an exclusive creative community, and original artwork.

Find your magic

I help you unlock your creativity, get unstuck, and live a life of meaning and beauty.

Discover your inner spark through my on-demand soft pastel painting courses, an exclusive creative community, and original artwork.

A gift for you.

JOIN THE INNER CIRCLE

Enter your email address for an exclusive, free painting tutorial.

This video will take you on a journey into the inspiration and process behind one of my favorite paintings, and allow you to witness exactly how the finished painting emerges—from the first mark to the final result. 

Receive encouraging emails designed to be a salve for your heart.

You’ll also be the first to know about happenings in the studio and collection releases.

A gift for you.

JOIN THE INNER CIRCLE

Enter your email address for an exclusive, free painting tutorial.

This video will take you on a journey into the inspiration and process behind one of my favorite paintings, and allow you to witness exactly how the finished painting emerges—from the first mark to the final result. 

Receive encouraging emails designed to be a salve for your heart.

You’ll also be the first to know about happenings in the studio and collection releases.

A gift for you.

Enter your email address for an exclusive, free painting tutorial.

This video will take you on a journey into the inspiration and process behind one of my favorite paintings, and allow you to witness exactly how the finished painting emerges—from the first mark to the final result. 

My heart is for you and your artist's heart.

Perhaps there’s a tug inside to create, but you are afraid you won’t be good at what you try.

Maybe other people would consider you a creative, but you feel trapped in perfectionism, pressure, and performance making your creativity more of a poison than a medicine.

Maybe you feel unworthy to call yourself an artist, but you LONG to be one in the deepest parts of your soul.

Learn how to paint using the magical medium of soft pastel as you remove the perfectionism, fear, and creative blockers standing in your way.

My heart is for you and your artist's heart.

Perhaps there’s a tug inside to create, but you are afraid you won’t be good at what you try.

Maybe other people would consider you a creative, but you feel trapped in perfectionism, pressure, and performance making your creativity more of a poison than a medicine.

Maybe you feel unworthy to call yourself an artist, but you LONG to be one in the deepest parts of your soul.

Learn how to paint using the magical medium of soft pastel as you remove the perfectionism, fear, and creative blockers standing in your way.

My heart is for you and your artist's heart.

Perhaps there’s a tug inside to create, but you are afraid you won’t be good at what you try.

Maybe other people would consider you a creative, but you feel trapped in perfectionism, pressure, and performance making your creativity more of a poison than a medicine.

Maybe you feel unworthy to call yourself an artist, but you LONG to be one in the deepest parts of your soul.

Learn how to paint using the magical medium of soft pastel as you remove the perfectionism, fear, and creative blockers standing in your way.

If you’re ready to dive in and claim your magic, here are some ways to get started.

discovering soft pastel for beginners

$37

If you’re brand new to soft pastel, this is a low-pressure place to start your journey.

$27

The 50-page Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Modern Soft Pastel Ebook.

$597

My signature 6-week course on demand.

$89/month

The group of kindred spirits you’ve been waiting for, plus inspiration to delight you each month.

If you’re ready to dive in and claim your magic, here are some ways to get started.

discovering soft pastel for beginners

$37

If you’re brand new to soft pastel, this is a low-pressure place to start your journey.

$27

The 50-page Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Modern Soft Pastel Ebook.

$597

My signature 6-week course on demand.

$89/month

The group of kindred spirits you’ve been waiting for, plus inspiration to delight you each month.

The Next Steps in Your Artistic Journey

Step 1

Start at the beginning.

For just $57, you can take “Discovering Soft Pastel for Beginners” and download “The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Modern Soft Pastel.” This is the perfect starting point to re-engage your artist’s heart, learn new soft-pastel skills, and begin your journey back to yourself.

Step 2

Dig a little deeper.

The Magic of Soft Pastel is my on-demand, deep-dive into who you are as an artist, helping you break out of the blockers that have kept you from living into your fullest artist potential, while building your confidence in and mastering this wonderful medium. 

Step 3

Join the Community

The Magic Maker’s Membership is your at-home artist’s residency. A place where you can escape, learn, dream, and connect with yourself and others.

Walk your creative path with other like-minded artists.

Step 1

Start at the beginning.

For just $57, you can take “Discovering Soft Pastel for Beginners” and download “The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Modern Soft Pastel.” This is the perfect starting point to re-engage your artist’s heart, learn new soft-pastel skills, and begin your journey back to yourself.

Step 2

Dig a little deeper.

The Magic of Soft Pastel is my on-demand, deep-dive into who you are as an artist, helping you break out of the blockers that have kept you from living into your fullest artist potential, while building your confidence in and mastering this wonderful medium. 

Step 3

Join the Community

The Magic Maker’s Membership is your at-home artist’s residency. A place where you can escape, learn, dream, and connect with yourself and others.

Walk your creative path with other like-minded artists.

I just purchased and watched your pastels workshop and I am hooked - I am planning to buy the full course and I'm so excited to dive into this new medium!

Sonya
This journey, and I do mean journey(!) has opened my eyes to what we are all capable of: creating and being an artist. I am forever thankful for Valerie and her heart for teaching! She is amazing and the kindest, most encouraging instructor.

Liz
There could be much to say about this course, but I guess for me the biggest shift has been seeing the fear that has always immobilized me just vanish. I wanted to paint since I was a little girl and never thought it possible. It is probably the best medicine I have found to date against anxiety!

Sarah
As a business owner, wife, and mom, I really needed to slow down and do something for myself. I’ve wanted to make art a part of my routine again, and Valerie has inspired me to do this! I’ve noticed that I’ve been seeing the world a little different…feeling more present and noticing the details around me. This experience has been transformative, calmed my anxiety a bit, and brought me lots of joy.

Breanne
Valerie is as much life to the soul as honey is healing to the body, she’s raw and sweet, vulnerable and kind, and she creates a space to make all kinds of masterpieces and mistakes alike. Always chasing joy, beauty and creativity, she handles technique incredibly well for the advanced, and simplifies it perfectly for the beginner. There’s nothing that’s off the table when Valerie is teaching, which is truly a rare gem of a gift among the arts community.

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I just purchased and watched your pastels workshop and I am hooked - I am planning to buy the full course and I'm so excited to dive into this new medium!

Sonya
This journey, and I do mean journey(!) has opened my eyes to what we are all capable of: creating and being an artist. I am forever thankful for Valerie and her heart for teaching! She is amazing and the kindest, most encouraging instructor.

Liz
There could be much to say about this course, but I guess for me the biggest shift has been seeing the fear that has always immobilized me just vanish. I wanted to paint since I was a little girl and never thought it possible. It is probably the best medicine I have found to date against anxiety!

Sarah
As a business owner, wife, and mom, I really needed to slow down and do something for myself. I’ve wanted to make art a part of my routine again, and Valerie has inspired me to do this! I’ve noticed that I’ve been seeing the world a little different…feeling more present and noticing the details around me. This experience has been transformative, calmed my anxiety a bit, and brought me lots of joy.

Breanne
Valerie is as much life to the soul as honey is healing to the body, she’s raw and sweet, vulnerable and kind, and she creates a space to make all kinds of masterpieces and mistakes alike. Always chasing joy, beauty and creativity, she handles technique incredibly well for the advanced, and simplifies it perfectly for the beginner. There’s nothing that’s off the table when Valerie is teaching, which is truly a rare gem of a gift among the arts community.

Sophia
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I just purchased and watched your pastels workshop and I am hooked - I am planning to buy the full course and I'm so excited to dive into this new medium!

Sonya
This journey, and I do mean journey(!) has opened my eyes to what we are all capable of: creating and being an artist. I am forever thankful for Valerie and her heart for teaching! She is amazing and the kindest, most encouraging instructor.

Liz
There could be much to say about this course, but I guess for me the biggest shift has been seeing the fear that has always immobilized me just vanish. I wanted to paint since I was a little girl and never thought it possible. It is probably the best medicine I have found to date against anxiety!

Sarah
As a business owner, wife, and mom, I really needed to slow down and do something for myself. I’ve wanted to make art a part of my routine again, and Valerie has inspired me to do this! I’ve noticed that I’ve been seeing the world a little different…feeling more present and noticing the details around me. This experience has been transformative, calmed my anxiety a bit, and brought me lots of joy.

Breanne
Valerie is as much life to the soul as honey is healing to the body, she’s raw and sweet, vulnerable and kind, and she creates a space to make all kinds of masterpieces and mistakes alike. Always chasing joy, beauty and creativity, she handles technique incredibly well for the advanced, and simplifies it perfectly for the beginner. There’s nothing that’s off the table when Valerie is teaching, which is truly a rare gem of a gift among the arts community.

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NOW AVAILABLE ON DEMAND!

Unleash your artistic brilliance, overcome creative blocks, and discover joy in every stroke with “The Magic of Soft Pastel On Demand” – where Valerie’s ground breaking approach to teaching meets the enchanting world of soft pastels, offering a transformative journey to artistic confidence and self-discovery.

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NOW AVAILABLE ON DEMAND!

Unleash your artistic brilliance, overcome creative blocks, and discover joy in every stroke with “The Magic of Soft Pastel On Demand” – where Valerie’s ground breaking approach to teaching meets the enchanting world of soft pastels, offering a transformative journey to artistic confidence and self-discovery.

Unlock the transformative power...

of The Magic Makers Membership today and embark on a journey that will empower and elevate your artistic endeavors like never before.

Within this vibrant community, you will discover unwavering support and expert guidance to help you unearth your true artistic self. Bid farewell to self-doubt, perfectionism, and imposter syndrome as you embrace your authentic voice and innate magic.

It’s time to shine brightly and share your unique creative light with the world; it’s what you were born to do.

Unlock the transformative power...

of The Magic Makers Membership today and embark on a journey that will empower and elevate your artistic endeavors like never before.

Within this vibrant community, you will discover unwavering support and expert guidance to help you unearth your true artistic self. Bid farewell to self-doubt, perfectionism, and imposter syndrome as you embrace your authentic voice and innate magic.

It’s time to shine brightly and share your unique creative light with the world; it’s what you were born to do.

Unlock the transformative power...

of The Magic Makers Membership today and embark on a journey that will empower and elevate your artistic endeavors like never before.

Within this vibrant community, you will discover unwavering support and expert guidance to help you unearth your true artistic self. Bid farewell to self-doubt, perfectionism, and imposter syndrome as you embrace your authentic voice and innate magic.

It’s time to shine brightly and share your unique creative light with the world; it’s what you were born to do.

VISIT THE SHOP

Transporting you to another time and place through the magic of soft pastel.

VISIT THE SHOP

Transporting you to another time and place through the magic of soft pastel.

VISIT THE SHOP

Transporting you to another time and place through the magic of soft pastel.

Do you ever fall asleep at night letting your mind dance in wildflower fields or dream of long trips to the South of France? Just me? 

I’m glad you’re here.

I paint landscapes, teach, and create experiences for the hopeless romantic, cloud watcher, golden hour lover, meadow wanderer…

But most of all, I paint and create for the busy, high-achieving woman who needs a little more peace & calm, and a reminder of who she really is.

Life can be chaotic. I get it.  Slowing down and getting lost in the beauty of nature helps. I hope to encourage you to find a sense of awe and wonder, in tune with the truth that’s within you.

I invite you to take a deep breath, relax your shoulders, and get lost in the beauty of the present moment.

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Do you ever fall asleep at night letting your mind dance in wildflower fields or dream of long trips to the South of France? Just me? 

I’m glad you’re here.

I paint landscapes, teach, and create experiences for the hopeless romantic, cloud watcher, golden hour lover, meadow wanderer…

But most of all, I paint and create for the busy, high-achieving woman who needs a little more peace & calm, and a reminder of who she really is.

Life can be chaotic. I get it.  Slowing down and getting lost in the beauty of nature helps. I hope to encourage you to find a sense of awe and wonder, in tune with the truth that’s within you.

I invite you to take a deep breath, relax your shoulders, and get lost in the beauty of the present moment.

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Take a walk with valerie

VIEW HER WORK

Lose yourself in the whimsical elegance of Valerie’s soft pastel landscapes. You can almost smell the flowers and feel the dappled sunlight dancing across your face as you escape into magical scenes of meadows, clouds, and glowing trees.

If this is the first time we’re meeting, hi, I’m Valerie—artist, educator, and unapologetic flower-lover. I live just outside Nashville, TN, playing with flowers, pastel dust, and dreams of living—and painting—in the French countryside. I am always playing with beauty, and it is my passion to help you bring your own beauty to this world too—even if you’ve never really believed you could.

If this is the first time we’re meeting, hi, I’m Valerie—artist, educator, and unapologetic flower-lover. I live just outside Nashville, TN, playing with flowers, pastel dust, and dreams of living—and painting—in the French countryside. I am always playing with beauty, and it is my passion to help you bring your own beauty to this world too—even if you’ve never really believed you could.

If this is the first time we’re meeting, hi, I’m Valerie—artist, educator, and unapologetic flower-lover. I live just outside Nashville, TN, playing with flowers, pastel dust, and dreams of living—and painting—in the French countryside. I am always playing with beauty, and it is my passion to help you bring your own beauty to this world too—even if you’ve never really believed you could.

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A little something just for you..

Enter your email address for an exclusive, free painting tutorial.

This video will take you on a journey into the inspiration and process behind one of my favorite paintings, and allow you to witness exactly how the finished painting emerges—from the first mark to the final result.