Valerie Dean

I came back to England, in the summer of 2007, after living for 27 years in Belgium. There, I studied art for six years and had various exhibitions, in and around Brussels. On returning to England, I became involved in the Kent arts scene, which I find very dynamic.

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. Very often, people seem to want to appear in my paintings, a little like the pictures in the fire that I used to see in my childhood.