I started etching during the sixties, this developed at Barking and Redbridge Colleges under Harry Eccleston, Master Designer for the Bank of England, and with Michael Rothenstein and Valerie Thornton.
My themes are the decorative aspects of architecture and the natural world. I design and print these etchings myself.
I first exhibited in London in 1974. I have shown my work with the Printmakers' Council, the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, the United Nations, magazine fairs and the National Trust. My etchings have been shown on Harlech and East Anglian Television. They have also been seen at the Guildhall in London.
In 2009 and 2010 I exhibited in the Society of Woman Artists' exhibitions at the Mall Gallery in London.
CV & Education
2008 - Valma Cheffins, The Flitch Art Gallery, Dunmow, Essex
2003 - The National Trust, Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk
2008 - Essex Paints London, Guildhall, City of London, London
2007 - Christmas Crafts, Blackthorpe Barn, near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
2007 - Group Show, Shepherd Market Gallery, Mayfair, London
2006 - Christmas Crafts, Blackthorpe Barn, near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
2006 - Essex Craft Society - Artists in Action, Dunmow Maltings, Dunmow, Essex
2006 - Group Show, Ilford Art Society, London City Airport
2006 - London Group Show, Gallery 47, London
2005 - Country Living Magazine Show, Islington (since 2000)
2005 - Essex Craft Society and Essex Guild of Craftsmen exhibitions (since 2003)
2002 - London City Airport, joint exhibition October
2002 - Picture craft Gallery holt, January and May
2001 - Essex Art Club, St Botolph's Church, Aldgate, annual exhibition
2001 - International Print Triennial, Kanagawa, Japan
1999 - Ilford Art Society, 1999/2006, London City Airport
1981 - Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Open Exhibitions, Bankside Gallery
1979 - Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Open Exhibitions, Bankside Gallery
1976 - Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Open Exhibitions, Bankside Gallery