Valerie Collins enjoys living her dream as a published author, reporter, photographer, painter and graphic designer. Valerie studied at the Colorado Institute of Art where she first entered the world of advertising and graphic design. Life soon changed course and Val shifted her talents toward writing and advertising while working for multiple publications in the hi-perf marine industry. Throughout her life, however, Valerie never gave up her passion for design, color and expression through pen and brush.
Today, Valerie splits her time between her many writing assignments and creating works of art on canvas at her studio at The Flophouse in downtown Goshen.