Welcome to Valerie Hildebrand Fine Art and Jewelry
About my work:
I studied Art with a focus on Painting at Towson University in Maryland, but my on-going adventures through the world of art techniques has managed to expand my view way beyond the painting of my university days. There are so many ways to express one’s creativity.
Batik on Paper and other non-traditional foundations has been an exciting addition to my art world and is my main medium and focus. I love the element of surprise that comes with working with wax and dyes. The variety of paper and other materials that can be used for this technique makes the possibilities virtually endless and if you add in the mixed media techniques the world expands even more. I am a juried member of the Sonoran Arts League with this medium and am currently working very diligently on new pieces for the various shows and exhibits I participate in.
Jewelry caught my interest a few years ago and the vast majority of my jewelry creations are one of a kind. I’m always experimenting with new techniques and materials so my jewelry designs exhibit a wide variety of styles. Some of my favorite techniques include hand knotting, wire wrapping, forging metals and Precious Metal Clay.
Glass was my first step back into the art world after moving to Cave Creek, Arizona and I spent quite a few years working with stained glass and fused glass. I have not done much with this medium recently but the urge to melt something seems to be getting stronger so I will probably be firing up the kiln soon.
Please Note: Shopping cart functionality is only available for Prints on Demand so you'll need to contact me directly if you're interested in any of the original artwork. Please do take a look at the Gallery to see what I’ve been working on and if you find something you like you can contact me at VHildebrand@aol.com to see if it's still available.