Photo by Aleyn Comprendio
Valerie Ann Chua is a self-taught visual artist from Manila, Philippines who specializes in traditional media such as watercolor, gouache and acrylic and is also skilled in traditional and digital collage work. Her work is predominantly influenced by East Asian watercolor artists and magical realism literature and poetry.
"Imbued with femininity and grace, her work captures the quiet sort of life, coupled with a seeming reverence for silence and spaces. [...] Val works with a lot of colors, but they come in whispers instead of shouts. She catches your eye, instead, with quiet and intimate moments." -Carina Santos, Manila, This Is Art