Brand | Manufacturer: Holdson

500 Pieces

Recommended Age: 8 Yrs +

Artist: Val Stokes

Dimensions: 34.3 cm x 49.8 cm approximately when completed

Made: New Zealand

Part of the “Early Days” Collection includes

Well Seasoned

Many Memories

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Stories to Tell 500 piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Stories to Tell Jigsaw Puzzle is Part of the “Early Days” Collection

About the Artist: Val Stokes has been drawing since she was four years old.  Being largely a self taught artist, she spent her early years submitting images to magazines and art competitions.  As she began to achieve success with her art, that have her the momentum necessary to continue and pursue a career in advertising and graphics.

After marriage to another artist and the birth of two children, Val decided to work out of a home studio until the Children were grown.  While she continued doing freelance work, she began to focus on her true artistic passion, which was painting realistic subjects, submitting the works to juried shows and displaying her art in galleries.  Favourite subjects included rustic landscapes, animals, cats, flowers, garden, whimsical images and abstracts painted in a wide variety of media.

For over the past decade Val has worked and exhibited regularly, from her own Glen Lynne Home studio and gallery in Hamilton, New Zealand, a retirement dream that she and her husband realised and enjoyed together.

The artist is enthusiastic about painting botanical subjects, and recently completed more than 130 commissioned works in this subject field.  Her work has also been reproduced on calendars, cards and related products.

Nowadays Val paints daily in a large studio she shares with her son Lyndon, who is fast gaining recognition in the art world.  Her youngest grandson is also a regular visitor to the gallery, so there is a strong chance the Stokes legacy will continue well into the future.

About Holdson

Holdson are very passionate about their Business and have been for the last 75 years.
They are based in Auckland and they manufacture, import and distribute products for the Jigsaw Puzzle industry throughout New Zealand and the rest of the World.
Holdson’s Managing and Production Directors are both third generation in the Holdsworth family.
This gives the company a very family orientated foundation which they take very seriously and pride themselves with their careful attention to everything they undertake.
Holdson New Zealand uses specially formulated 100% recycled puzzle board.
Made with non toxic inks which have passed through rigid safety standards.  Printed on high quality glass art paper which is free of all toxic substances.


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