Val Moker is best known as an award winning painter of western art. She is a recipient of the Best New Artist Award at the Calgary Stampede’s, Western Art Showcase, the Peoples’ Choice Award at the Canadian Portrait Academy, and has followed up with other citations including the Will Rogers Medallion Award from the Academy of Western Artists in Oklahoma. Val’s artistic talents extend to figurative, equine and nature painting.
Moker’s paintings have appeared in venues ranging from Cowboys & Indians Magazine and Kennedy Publications’, Best of Worldwide Oil Book, to Hollywood’s Motion Picture and Television Fund – Golden Boot Awards. She has completed commissions ranging from the Kidney Foundation of Canada and Englishman’s Boy Productions, to the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in the United States. Val’s work is included in numerous collections including the Shurniak Art Gallery and the University of Regina, President’s Art Collection.
Val has degrees in education and arts from the University of Saskatchewan. In addition to her work as a professional artist, she has taught art in the education system and has created art & culture lesson plans for Learning Through the Arts, a structured curriculum development program of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
Moker’s dedication and striving for connection between her work and her audience places her among today’s growing talents in the International Art Community.