Valeria Talian moved to Pretoria, South Africa in 1990. She is a full time Pretoria based artist. After school Valeria travelled and lived in England for two years. When she returned to South Africa, she acquired her qualifications in the Early Child Development field. Valeria desired a creative expression and she started spending all her free time experimenting with different types of art and mediums. Valeria fell in love with encaustic and mixed media.