Valerie Greeley grew up in a small northern town in Lancashire England and attended Manchester Metropolitan University College of Art and Design where she graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Textile Design.
Her work reflects her lifelong interest in nature and the environment and her love of pattern and intricate details are apparent in her work. She started her career as a textile designer and then moved into children’s book illustration after an editor spotted some of her products in the shops. She has illustrated over thirty books including the bestselling “White is the Moon” which was originally published by Blackie and Son Ltd. and later by Harper Collins and Macmillan in the USA. This book sold film rights and has been shown on the BBC Children’s Television; it was also voted one of the top ten picture books in the USA by Redbook Magazine. Several of her picture books have been nominated for various awards including British Book Design Awards and the Sir Peter Kent environmental award. Her work also appears on greeting cards, stationery, calendars, ceramics, tableware and fabrics.
Valerie is married and has two sons and one grand child and lives in Cheshire, England.