Vali Myers by Ed Van Der Elksen. Vali Myers (2 August 1930 – 12 February 2003) was an Australian artist who specialized in fine pen and ink drawings. Vali Myers was a huge inspiration to the young Patti Smith, whose walls were covered in pictures of and by Vali Myers. When they met in New York, Vali tattooed Patti with a lightning bolt on her knee cap. This was filmed by Sandra Dailey.