• Studio Days

    Every day is a studio day.

    January 25 2024

    This is the place on my website where I announce any news - shows I am working towards, press, art tours, etc. But right now all I do, all I am, is art making. I am always working toward a body of work, enough for a show, and linked enough in content that the works hold together and form a cohesive whole. I am at the beginning stage now. There is a through line from my past work that informs the new so that at least I have a thread from which I can weave. Or a thread I can hang onto or from...It's alternatively exciting and unstable, especially if I am being honest. That is where I am now.

  • Offering: A Balm in a World of Wounds

    Offering: A Balm in a World of Wounds



    Offering: A Balm in a World of Wounds

    Opening reception Sept 22, and up through Oct 14, 2023
    at Cloud Tree Gallery in Austin, Texas.

    Artist Statement:

    “Offering: A Balm in a World of Wounds" is an exhibition of oil paintings (both large and small) begun with the painting called “Offering” which is a diptych - a pair of canvases over which is painted a composition of free form symmetry. There are 4 large diptychs in the show. I was thinking about the rhythms, patterns and geometries throughout the plant world and how nothing in nature is perfectly symmetrical but that there are consistent patterns. And also about the imperfect symmetry of human bodies. I became especially concerned with female bodies. This work concerns broken patterns: generational pain and subsequent healing; death, rebirth and regeneration; sacrifice, ceremony, and complicated vulnerability.


  • Austin Studio Tour and an all female artist show in Taylor, Texas

    Austin Studio Tour and an all female artist show in Taylor, Texas

    The Austin Studio Tour is in full swing:
    November 5-20th, 3 weekends:

    West Austin: Nov 5 & 6
    West & East: Nov 12 & 13
    East Austin: Nov 19 & 20

    Noon to 6pm all dates.

    My studio is West, Tour #174
    1211 Ravine Dr 78704
    I'd love to share my latest works with you as well as some older pieces and works in progress. Come visit me where I work and play!
    For all the details about this city-wide Art event visit Big Medium

    And, if you are up for a little road trip, I have several pieces on view in a show in Taylor Texas. "Birdsong in the Anthropocene" , "16 Contemporary Female Artists Explore the Impact of the Human Footprint on the Natural Environment".
    The McCrory Timmerman Galleries
    112 W. 2nd Street, Taylor Tx 76574

    Here's the Facebook page for McCrory Timmerman

  • Valerie Fowler: Sum of the Parts.

    Valerie Fowler: Sum of the Parts.

    Solo show at Lydia Street Gallery, Austin.
    Opening Reception Friday, September 23, 6-9pm
    Artist Talk Saturday, Oct 8, 2pm
    Closing Reception Sunday, October 30, 4-6pm

  • Earth Shift: She Will Have Her Way with You

    Earth Shift: She Will Have Her Way with You



    Opening Reception Friday, February 18, 2022, 6-10pm
    at Cloud Tree Studios and Gallery
    3411 East 5th St, Austin, Tx 78702
    Artist Talk, Sunday March 6, 2pm
    with special musical guests Amy Annelle and Brian Beattie
    Closing Reception Sunday, March 13, 2-6pm

    Earth Shift: She Will Have Her Way with You

    This series of large - and small - scale paintings began on an overcast day in 2020, at the start of the pandemic lockdown. I started to paint many of my skies yellow, then gravitated to lots of red — which has an alarming quality, like a warning — and decided against blue. (Blue skies are comforting and I wasn’t feeling it!) As always, my subject is the infinity of nature, seen and unseen, but this work signals a distinct and subtle change, felt, like knees buckling or a slight tremor underfoot. Subtle, but permanent, like aging. A tipping point.

    This project is sponsored in part by the Cultural Arts
    Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department and the Center for Women and Their Work.

  • Habitats and Pathways

    Habitats and Pathways

    ValerieFowler: Habitats and Pathways has opened! I'm very excited to share this new body of work.

    Please use the link below to visit the artwork online, and also, to make an appointment for a private gallery view.

    Camiba Art Gallery

    Gallery show runs until August 15, 2020.

  • Puzzles!

    Puzzles!

    Gardenias for Katie. Now available from Pomegranate Communications, and note cards too!

  • Habitats and Pathways

    Habitats and Pathways

    Habitats and Pathways is a new body of work. Exhibition scheduled for July of 2020. More news soon!

  • Valerie Fowler: The Story of the Deer in the Road

    Valerie Fowler: The Story of the Deer in the Road

    above image; Our Hero at Her Bath, detail, oil on canvas, 2019

    Please Join Us:

    Valerie Fowler: The Story of the Deer in the Road, an art exhibition of oil paintings and mixed media works, plus performance, explores the artist's concerns about personal vulnerability and confrontations with mortality as well as threats to human existence in general, all manifested in the form of a deer. The animal, ubiquitous in Texas and throughout the U.S., transgresses into human habitat such that its presence is a constant reminder that its habitat is shrinking and continues to be altered by human civilization. This deer, a female, portrayed in various visions or settings, is, in turns, the protagonist in a story or memory, an omen, or an alter ego to the artist.
    CAMIBAart Gallery
    6448 Hwy 290 East, Suite A102, Austin, Tx 78723

    Exhibition on view Sept 7-28
    Opening Reception Saturday, Sept 7, 6-9pm
    Plus:
    There will be 3 "Crankie" performance dates throughout the run:
    - Saturday 9/14 at 1pm
    - Saturday 9/21 at 6pm
    - Thursday 9/26, at 6pm. (with the extraordinary vocalist Alice Spencer!)
    Crankies are 30 foot long narrative drawings that are "cranked" from a scroll, accompanied by live music. Music performed by Brian Beattie (Fowler's husband and frequent collaborator).

    Plus! Plus: writer Robin Chotzinoff will respond to the artworks with a reading - timing to be announced.

    **All performances are free but seating is limited, please RSVP to
    512-937-5921

    This project is sponsored in part by the Cultural Arts
    Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department and the Center for Women and Their Work.