Valerie C. Browne

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Valerie Browne primarily devotes her practice to portraiture, figurative, and still life painting. Many of her works are comprised of realistically-rendered figures derived from self-portraiture, as well as vibrant, reflective foils and deflated balloons. She is fascinated by and makes use of laborious layering techniques and direct observation to create her still life paintings. Additionally, she enjoys experimenting with and incorporating various materials into her paintings that include gold leaf and glitter.

Valerie is a recent graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois where she received her Bachelors in Fine Arts with a focus in painting and drawing. Originally from Spring Grove, Illinois, she currently resides and works in Chicago.