Val Mar Designs

Visual Art – Orange County, CA

Val is a 24 year old artist and designer with a passion for finding colorful expression of the human experience. Her artwork ranges from pen and ink drawings to detailed architectural renderings, but she feels most alive with a paintbrush in her hand. With animated brush strokes and vibrant colors, Val aims to capture the unique essence of a feeling or a place. She is deeply inspired by music and almost always paints to an album or playlist, which gives her pieces a sense of rhythm and movement. Val was born and raised in the Bay Area, but moved to Long Beach in 2014 for her undergraduate degree in Design (while also playing on the Division-I soccer team there). She fell in love with Long Beach and has lived and worked there ever since. Val has had no formal art education since her sophomore year of high school and currently works full time as a designer at a commercial architecture firm in downtown Long Beach. ...more