Val Archer is one of the most perceptive and meticulous of contemporary painters. Her intensity of observation reflects a lifetime looking at the ideas surrounding what painting is, has been and can be.
Her paintings are generously coloured and deeply attentive to form and texture. Flowers, fruit and fabrics are set against complex, resonant surfaces to encapsulate feelings for places and cultures.
Val Archer 'with pleasure' celebrates Val's 25-year association with Chris Beetles Gallery with a major display of over 75 works in oil, featuring important new works and selected paintings from the past 25 years.