Valda Bailey is a freelance photographic artist living in Sussex. Her approach to photography is greatly informed by her background in painting and her influences come as much from artists as photographers. She is largely motivated by colour and form and the tension and dynamism that these components can bring to an image. She makes her images using in-camera multiple exposure which help to create abstract shapes and blur extraneous detail. Her objectives are to portray an emotive interpretation of a scene rather than a literal representation.
Her work has been featured in broadsheet newspapers, national and international publications. She has exhibited all over the UK and in 2015 was the first woman to be invited to join six other photographers to exhibit at the biennial Masters of Vision at Southwell Minster. She has images in private collections worldwide and her work has been purchased by notable members of the art and photographic community.