Valerie Spanswick

My studies were in the history of art, a subject I really love. Alas, I'm not as talented as Caravaggio or Sargent, and when it comes to creating art I am mostly self-taught.


Besides painting a bit, through the years I’ve tried my hand at ceramics, printmaking, altering tins and making jewellery. After much dabbling, I’ve found I get the most pleasure working with a mix of media - collage, decoupage, dolls, and miniature dioramas. I can’t imagine a world without glue!

What I like about book arts is the chance to tell a story in many different ways, with words or without. I enjoy altering books or creating dioramas, and I'm drawn to old photographs that capture a mood and evoke imagined memories.

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