|Valerie's photo entry in our contest|
|Athena's Timeline: The Prelude, Mixed Media on Claybord|
|Detail of Athena's Timeline Illuminated|
Valerie has always been attracted to a range of mediums. She found that her love of art history and process enlightened her on the range of mediums and the artists that used them. Naturally her experimentation followed the artists that attracted her: Van Gogh, Picasso, Rauschenberg, moving through oils, ceramics, lithography and encaustic. With her move into the Golden Working Artist's Program, Valerie has concentrated on encaustic and acrylic, both which do quite well on Ampersand panels.
Valerie came to find Ampersand Claybord™ through a colleague and artist, Armin Mersmann. He hired her for instruction at the Alden B. Down Museum of Science and Art. A lovely bonus came from their working relationship as Valerie and Armin have been married now for ten years.
"I find Ampersand to be such a versatile support for my work. I use it for my acrylics that are layered with thick gels and pastels. I also use it to mount my encaustic monotypes. I really appreciate the archival qualities of the boards. When I sell artwork on Ampersand, I know with confidence it will stand the test of time in any setting," Valerie explains.
To see more of Valerie's work or her schedule for the Golden Working Artist Program, check out her website: valerieallen.artroof.com
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