Valerie Craig is known for her impressionist approach to color and light. Craig’s subject matter includes urban and rural landscapes as well as intimate still life paintings, and figures within a landscape. Craig has had more than twenty years in the field to date, painting in both watercolor and oils. Like most artists, Craig continues to be a student of art, always reaching for a higher level of excellence, while discovering and expressing her own voice. Honors include Gold/Mayor’s Choice Award Ireland’s 2013 Art in the Open Festival, Grand Prize in the American Women Online Juried Competition, Best in Show in the 2011 and 2008 Wayne Plein Air Competition, Second Place in 2013 Wayne Plein Air, Second Place in 2011 Plein Air Easton, Artists’ Choice Award in 2010 Plein Air Easton, First Place 2009 Wayne Plein Air Festival, and Second Place, 2009 American Women Artists’ Show.