About Valerie

valerie jordan painter gloucestershire

As a practitioner , my roots are in the tradition of landscape  and still life paintings . In my work this representational skills base is allied with a conceptual approach to research and contextualisation of my practise as a painter in relationship to a concern with both the decorative and the rigorously formal.


I am interested in the ways in which Eastern Carpet design employs a range of modes of representation. Realism and mythology co-exist simultaneously on the same plane.

My recent work has involved drawing painting printing, and sewing in direct response to the landscape of Miami, where I lived and worked for a few years before recently returning to the Cotswolds. I layer, superimpose and repeat details from studies of shimmering water and marine life, fish, shells flowers, etc. within structures that echo both Eastern carpet design and formal grid of the city. I regard these “landmarks”, natural and man-made as equally transient.


View Valerie's CV here


Michael McEllin

Valerie is currently working with Michael McEllin on a series of video transformations of Miami Lake and other works.
View video Miami Lake by Valerie Jordan - a transformation below:

To see more transformations visit Michael's youtube channel here


Justin Mifflin

Valerie has recently collaborated with furniture designer Justin Mifflin. Justin is a furniture designer/maker who studied BA Furniture design at Birmingham City University 2001-04

justin mifflin collaboration


Select Trail 2018

valerie jordan in her studio
Valerie in her studio

Valerie will be opening her studio on the SITselect trail :
select trail: 5 – 6 & 12 – 13 May 2018 open 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.




'Return to Sender’  Miami Beach Urban Studios September 20th- November 9th

‘Handful of Artists’  Malthouse Gallery Stroud  October 21st- 28th

‘Winter Exhibition Sitselect’  Lansdown Gallery  November 20th- 25th


You can currently view Valerie's work at Surrey University and Chelteham Hospital.



Valerie's work is also listed on ARTUK.org:

Valerie has displayed work at SITselect Festivals and Trails

View the 2018 SITselect trail