Lily & Val
About the Artist
In 2012 Valerie McKeehan hand lettered a chalkboard sign because she loved the nostalgic, cozy look. Little did she realize then that this humble chalkboard was the start of a new journey and Lily & Val was born shortly thereafter.
Through the years Valerie has applied the same philosophy that started it all: create unique, meaningful artwork that she wants to own and be surrounded by. She is especially drawn to art that encourages, uplifts, and celebrates a slower way of living.
Handcrafted and Nostalgic
Valerie hand letters, paints, and illustrates each design out of her home studio in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Utilizing various mediums, she infuses each drawing with her signature flourishes, flowers, and recognizable typography. You can expect a Lily & Val product to be truly unique & made with love.
Driven by a sense of nostalgia and a deep-rooted love of flowers instilled by her Mother, she often looks to happy memories of childhood for inspiration. She believes it’s the small things of everyday living that mean the most and this sparks much of her work.
Lily & Val Brand
In addition to over 100,000 loyal followers, Valerie has worked with nationally-recognized brands like Starbucks, Anthropologie, Macys, and TLC. Her work has been featured in many media outlets including: Bravo’s Top Chef, The Food Network, Martha Stewart Living, Good Morning America, The Knot Magazine, Flea Market Style Magazine, and Good Housekeeping.
Lily & Val products include greeting cards, calendars, stationery, wall art, gifts & accessories with distribution at department stores, online, specialty & independent retailers nationwide.
We revel in mixing simple nostalgia with a modern style of pretty-whimsy to create products that are lovingly made, from my hands and heart to yours.
-Valerie McKeehan, artist & founder