Elected a Member of the RCA in 1996
Valerie Ganz was born in Swansea overlooking the dramatic sweep of Swansea Bay with the background of heavy industry. She attended Swansea College of Art and studied painting, sculpture and stained glass. She remained as a tutor until 1973 when she turned her attention to painting full time.
As her interest in the landscape of South Wales grew, her attention
was drawn to the landscape of industrial areas and, in particular, the
mining industry, over a period of many years, she worked at fourteen
Ganz's work is held in national collections including the National Coalmining Museum for England, the National Library of Wales and the National Museum of Wales.