I was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario in 1952. Other than two years in Los Angeles and 6 months in Amsterdam, BC has been my home since I was 19.
I have been making art all my life but seriously since the 1980's.
I love assemblage and Joseph Cornell is my biggest influence. Collage and photography are also passions of mine and sometimes I use my photos in my assemblage pieces.
Here is a link to an interview I gave to Repurposed Mag talking about my work. http://www.repurposedmag.com/home-2/issue-one/valerie-arntzen/