Artist - Valerie Upham Valerie is a 1982 graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration. She worked in the Commercial advertising industry for over 15 years as a designer, art director and creative director. Valerie creates in a variety of mediums such as pastel, acrylic, watercolor and graphite. She has been recognized with numerous awards for her colorful portraits, unique still life and intriguing landscapes. She has a life-long passion for the ocean. Valerie loves exploring the many details of the New England coastline and the hard-working people that bring out its personality and beauty. Valerie lives and works in mid-coast Maine. Thank you for your interest in Maine Made artwork.