Valerie Baines


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Valerie has a range of pictures, prints and cards available for sale at Pashley Manor in East Sussex.



Limited editon prints, signed by the artist. Complete with mount and backing, ready to frame.
Please email Valerie to arrange purchase. Postage extra.

Click on an image to see a larger, clearer copy of that print.

Tawny Owl Ashdown Forest
Tawny Owl  75
reduced to 50

limited edition of 60
Mounted, 46.5cm x 56cm (18.5" x 22")
Ashdown Forest 75
limited edition of 60
Mounted, 56cm x 46.5cm (22" x 18.5")


Spring Emperor Moth on Ling
Spring 75
limited edition of 60
Mounted, 56cm x 46.5cm (22" x 18.5")

Emperor Moth on Ling 35
Mounted, 31cm x 40cm (12" x 16")


Tropical Butterflies with Hibiscus January King Cabbage
Tropical Butterflies with Hibiscus 50
limited edition of 500
Mounted, 43cm x 49cm (17" x 19.5")
January King Cabbage 50
limited edition of 500
Mounted, 49cm x 43cm (19.5" x 17")


      "The Botanical Palette" Margaret Stevens PSBA, in association with the Society of Botanical Artists.

The Botanical Palette Valerie has contributed the step by step demonstration of painting a Columbine on pages 68-71.

This superbly illustrated book, published in association with The Society of Botanical Artists, looks at one of the most important aspects of botanical painting: how to achieve the right colours. It provides an authoritative practical guide to this essential subject and features 17 step-by-step demonstrations by members of the Society. Each chapter in the book focuses on a specific colour, providing practical advice on how to achieve the right colour by overlaying washes rather than by simply mixing colours on the palette or paper. This results in subtle, translucent colours that accurately reflect the delicacy of the flowers' appearance. Detailed step-by-step demonstrations by members of the Society reveal exactly how each flower painting is built up, from the first stage to the finished illustration. A special feature of this book is the projects that are included in several of the demonstrations. Each project includes a simplified drawing of the finished work that students can trace and use as the basis for their own painting.

Published by Collins ISBN 978 000 724785 1.

      "Glorious Butterflies", by Valerie Baines.

Glorious Butterflies 40 pages, including 8 beautiful colour plates depicting all the British butterflies and their larval food plants, each finely painted butterfly is shown either in flight or resting amongst a colourful and artistically composed array of flowers and foliage, the plates are accompanied by a text commentary by well-known butterfly experts, published to mark the 25th anniversary of Butterfly Conservation.
ISBN 0951245287.

      "Mindful of Butterflies", by Bernard Jackson and Valerie Baines.

Mindful of Butterflies 160 pages, large format, numerous full page and text colour paintings by Valerie Baines, cloth bound with dustjacket. A truly beautiful "coffee table" book engagingly written as a guide to the fundamental theories, practices and ecology for creating habitats for butterflies. The narrative explores the butterfly populations in England and North America, and offers a wealth of insight and information based on research and daily observations. The paintings by Valerie Baines are imaginative, exquisite and display a deep understanding and love of her subject matter which will appeal to lepidopterists, gardeners and naturalists alike, published by The Book Guild Ltd.
ISBN 1857763394.



The Wentworth Wooden Jigsaw Company has been producing exquisitely crafted wooden jigsaw puzzles since it was founded in 1994 by Kevin Wentworth Preston.

Wentworth Wooden Jigsaws offer exquisite high quality puzzles ranging from 30 to 1,500 pieces, whether you are a beginner or an experienced puzzler there is something for you.

Heathland Bunnies Jigsaw Heathland Bunnies by Valerie Baines
Heathland Bunnies is a charming picture of a heath landscape, flushed with purple heather. Rabbits nestle in and amongst the grass. Why you'll love this puzzle!

Available from Wentworth Wooden Jigsaws,

Summer Bunnies Jigsaw Summer Bunnies by Valerie Baines

Available from Wentworth Wooden Jigsaws,

Woodland Butterflies Jigsaw Woodland Butterflies by Valerie Baines
A kaleidoscope of colour as the butterflies flutter about the image. An excellent example of what makes a Wentworth puzzle so special.

Available from Wentworth Wooden Jigsaws.
Although not listed on the Wentworth website, they will provide it on request.

Brimstone & Bluebells Jigsaw Brimstone & Bluebells by Valerie Baines

Available from Wentworth Wooden Jigsaws.
Although not listed on the Wentworth website, they will provide it on request.


Paintings and Prints

Please email if you are interested in buying or commissioning an original painting or would like to enquire about the wide selection of current prints.




2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Valerie Baines