Valérie is a new Canadian artist who is fascinated by the subconscious and inspired by surrealism, expressionism, realism, impressionism and revolutionary Canadian artists such as Paul-Emile Borduas. She was born in Chicoutimi, Québec, and has been influenced by living in Germany, France, Ireland, Scotland and Greece.
Valérie attended the Ottawa School of Art in 2001 and, in 2005, graduated from the three-year Comprehensive Arts Program at the Saidye Bronfman School of Fine Arts in Montréal where she received art scholarships in 2003 and in 2004.
This young, 30-year old artist has worked under the instruction of such prominent artists as Jennifer Hornyak, Marilyn Rubenstein, Seymour Segal, Shirley Kats, Philip Iverson, Sophie Jodoin and Jacques Clement. Her quick evolution and exploration of colour and compositions resides in her still-lifes and landscapes. Her large formats and flamboyant style have caught the eye of art critics such as Henry Lehmann of the Montreal Gazette (11 September 2004) who described her work as: “… interestingly gaudy, exuberantly messy …”
Valerie has participated in over 15 group and Solo shows. She is represented by galleries across North America.