Valerie Dean

Valerie came back to England in 2007 after living for 27 years in Belgium. There she studied art for six years and had various exhibitions in and around Brussels. On returning to England she became involved in the Kent art scene and exhibits regularly in the Francis Iles gallery in Rochester.
‘I work in acrylics and my technique is usually to put materials and colours on canvas or board to see what emerges. It is a dialogue between me and my materials. Because of my background this often consists of figures around a religious theme. Very often people seem to want to appear in my paintings, a little like the pictures in the fire I used to see as a child.
‘I have recently completed a series of Stations of the Cross (see ‘Buy art online’) and would like to lend or donate them to a church that would find them useful in worship.’