Paintings by Valerie Vincent.
Born in Belfast, Valerie Vincent has lived in Belgium, Zaïre and France and worked as assistant to the editor of the International Herald Tribune, and librarian at UNESCO.
Inspired by her art teacher in Paris to work in this field, she began her artistic career with pen and pencil drawing. More recently, her work is executed using acrylics, so painting has become Valerie's vehicle in expressing a sense of freedom.
It is the artist's goal to move beyond the real world by adding her feelings, through the colours and brush strokes. She often plays with texture and tone so that the scene becomes highlighted or even aged thus giving the painting a timeless feeling.
As an artist, Valerie works hard to develop paintings that speak to herself and to others through the beauty that exists around us.
This exhibition is free to visit from the 1st - 23rd February in the Graffan Gallery at Castle Espie.
We look foward to welcoming you to the exhibition.