Valerie Johnson has lived all over the United States, and is currently based in Virginia. The artist makes felted fabric creations under her studio name, Flying Cow Creations.
Working with her chosen soft and colorful medium, Valerie creates artworks in a number of different styles, ranging from large sculptural objects to simple wall-hangings and functional objects. I enjoy Valerie’s series of wall-hangings, most of which are designed with a sort of collage sensibility, with deliberate shapes of felt layered over one another to create a distinct scene. There’s a sense of whimsy in all of these works, with many featuring slightly anthropomorphized animals, flowers, and highly saturated background hues.
Valerie’s portfolio work also includes a selection of wearable artworks and even home décor like a fully felted ottoman. The artist also dabbles in sculpture, creating bright, cartoonish creatures using paper-maché and polymer clay, painting them with bright blues and other colors.