Valda Jackson

Biography - Valda Jackson BA (Hons) Pg Dip Fine Art

Valda Jackson was born in Blue Mountains, Jamaica and came to England at the age of five to join her parents and settle in Birmingham.

She studied BA Fine Art in Bristol and post-graduate studies in Cardiff.

Her Drawing, Painting and Sculpture are internationally renowned. She has been commissioned for a number of major public sculpture projects in Newmarket, Suffolk, Newport, Wales and Bristol. Her Paintings have been shown at the National Portrait Gallery in London, Royal West of on England Academy, Bristol and numerous private galleries.

Valda has lectured in painting and sculpture at the University of Central England, Birmingham, and at various schools and colleges.

Working with children and young people is an ongoing passion and inspiration. She has been artist in residence in various schools, children's centre's and community organisations where she has focused on language development and creativity. The primary aim being to develop the creative life of the school; working with the staff, the children and their parents and carers.

Valda also writes and her short story - "An Age of Reason" is included in Closure: An Anthology of Contemporary Black British Fiction, soon to be published by Peepal Tree Press.


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