Valaree Cox is an artist whose work is an expression of stories that are or have been happening in her life and the emotions that are evoked from those experiences. Those stories change as life does, but the work is recognizable as hers, no matter the subject. Valaree has been influenced by artists such as Van Gogh, O’Keeffe and Rauschenberg. Their works are “thrilling to be in the presence of”.

However, she has her own story to tell and that is what her paintings and assemblages are about. “I just have to paint something using a multitude of materials to express the passions I feel about a personal or social issue. It is my way of expressing those deep feelings”.

Valaree was born in Seattle, and besides working in Alaska for six years, has always lived in Washington state. Her home and studio are in Port Hadlock with her musician husband.