Born in 1973 in Brussels, Valerie JA Vandermotten is an emerging and awarded visual artist based in Belgium. 
Initially trained at Belgian Art Schools, the artist earned in 2017 a Post Baccalaureate in painting at UC Berkeley Extension, SF, California where she has been living during 8 years. 
Since September 2020, Valerie is an MFA candidate in Painting at SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design).
She has had 1 artist-in-residency at Kunstraum LLC art hub (Brooklyn,NY), 20+ group exhibitions and 3 solo shows in Europe and the USA.

My abstract paintings balance gradients of colours, diverse lines and textures to express a sense of joy and serenity inspired by the magic of nature. Guided by own photographs, I use acrylics on canvas and wood panels from small to medium sizes.
My aim is to convey a beauty and a visual experience that invite positiveness. I address the themes of healing and memories of place.