Val Brooks

Award winning artist Val Brooks is inspired by the quality of light and colours of the Australian landscape, especially the movement and colours of the ocean. 

In addition, she enjoys travelling to Europe, capturing café scenes and familiar landmarks, en plein air.

Since retiring as a Primary Art Specialist Teacher, Val has taught adult workshops in Perth, Port Hedland, Exmouth and Albany, sharing her vast knowledge and experience in working with Pastel.

Val will be painting and demonstrating during the festival weekend, don’t miss her!

As a feature artist at Plein Air Down Under 2021, Val will conduct a two-day plein air Pastel Master Class on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 September. This class is for intermediate/advanced artists who will be painting over the festival weekend of 25 – 27 September.

Registration of $320 includes:

  • Full artist registration to paint at Plein Air Down Under (25 – 27 Sept), including eligibility for all prizes, awards and the Two-Hour Quick Draw painting competition

  • Two-day Val Brooks Pastel Masterclass, en plein air and studio, Mandurah

  • Morning tea each day


View more of Val’s work at: