"Valerie did an amazing job on the painting and artwork at my studio. As soon as you enter, you are greeted with a beautiful logo on the front wall of Ananta Yoga. On another wall she has painted a wave of life to remind us to "stay in the moment and go with the flow." In the studio's yoga room the main focal point is a huge OM symbol on the back wall and each of the seven windows of the room is adorned with a hand painted chakra symbol in the form of a sun catcher. We receive constant compliments on all of Valerie's work and efforts to make this an inspiring place to be. "

- Ana Sorce, owner of Wayne Yoga

"My daughter Elena has studied fine art privately with Valerie for the past 5+ years starting at the age of 7 and she has grown into quite a young professional. Valerie has encouraged her to try all the media giving her a chance to find her preferences and to create a versatile and complete portfolio of works. The instruction always allowed my daughter to find her own style and freedom of expression yet taught her all the rules and technical knowledge of artmaking. I am also pleased that Valerie has introduced Elena to participating in art shows which have gained her 2 sales and a collector! Elena has her own website that reflects her growth throughout her training with Valerie."

- Ana Sorce, on Val Magro as a fine art tutor

"Valerie, What a terrific workshop! You are amazing and have so much information to share. Hopefully, you will agree to do more workshops for us. Thank you especially for using my rooster in the your demonstration. It turned out beautifully! Thanks again for your willingness to help all of us grow as artists."

- Carolyn Hartley on Valerie Magro's Mat & Frame Demo for the Sussex County Art Society

" Valerie Ellen Magro has taught mixed media realism and watercolor painting at our art studio in Pompton Plains, NJ. She is a skillful, well-organized, patient and effective instructor with children and adults alike. Everyone enjoys her insightful and encouraging guidance. Her students have won multiple awards including "best in show". Valerie organizes her instruction into step-by-step segments to make sure that each student grasps the content and grows in skill. I highly recommend Valerie as a person and as an excellent instructor."

- Lauren Parmelee Murphy, Founding President of Atelier 7 www.atelier7.org