Valerie Dowdy is a visual arts painter, originally from Southwest Virginia, but is currently living in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia.

Her work has been shown, commissioned, and privately collected throughout the U.S. since 2003. She is now a full-time artist that accepts commissions in her home studio.

Valerie’s work is an exploration of self-identity and community experiences through the lens of a feminine perspective. Exploring interactions in cultural settings, social status, and the environment, these perceptions and experiences are translated into surrealistic style paintings.


Valerie creates a digital comic that she refers to as her wine-loving, alter ego, Sassy Wine Chick.


Valerie also self publishes coloring books available for purchase online.

After moving to Lynchburg area in 2018 she released Destination Lynchburg, a celebration of the Lynchburg area.

Purchase Destination LYH Coloring Books Online or Locally Here :

Givens Books & Little Dickens: 2265 Lakeside Drive Lynchburg, Virginia 24501
Spearman Artisanry : 991 Main Street Lynchburg, Virginia 24502
 Lynchburg General Hospital Gift Shop: 10th St. Lynchburg, Virginia 24504
The Farm Basket: 2008 Langhorne Rd. Lynchburg, VA 24501