• Earth Shift: She Will Have Her Way with You

    Earth Shift: She Will Have Her Way with You

    Save the date!
    A New Body of Work.
    Opening Friday, February 18, 6-10pm
    at Cloud Tree Studios and Gallery
    3411 East 5th St, Austin, Tx 78702
    Artist Talk, Sunday March 6, 2pm
    Closing Sunday, March 13

    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 but subtle change, felt, like knees buckling or a slight tremor underfoot. Subtle, but permanent, like aging. A tipping point.

  • "Paperworks" at the Georgetown Art Center

    Up until February 14, 2021, in Georgetown, Tx., "Paperworks", a group show of works on paper. I have five framed works on paper, conventionally hanging on the wall, and also, a "Crankie", entitled, "The Story of the Deer in the Road". It's a 30 foot long illustration on a paper scroll which is cranked along to musical accompaniment. Brian Beattie sings and I crank the crankie. View the video, above.

  • 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.

  • 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
    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

    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.