Valerie Howell, Stantonsburg, NC Member Since January 2013 Artist Statement If I had to describe my art I would start with a few simple words such as Passion. Impulse. Balance. Serenity. Texture. I try to capture the moment, the essence of it, the flow, the play of light, the angle, the vibrancy in my work. I enjoy expressing myself through a range of mediums such as photography, painting, sketching and fabric art. On rare occasions, I even write poetry but even then I am still describing images and ideas that are best experienced visually. I am also entranced with the possibility of a moment captured such as the open door, the winding road, the landscape beckoning and equally intrigued by the soft petal, the flow of water, the windswept desert.