Welcome to Valerie Hildebrand Fine Art
About my work
Batik on paper and other non-traditional foundations is my primary 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. I also appreciate the intensity of color that I can achieve using dyes.
I still paint with acrylics, especially when I get an itch to work in one of my favorite color combinations, black, white, & red. The various shades of red and gray that inspire me are virtually impossible to achieve using dye so that pushes me back to acrylic paints.
Since I was a computer professional for a number of years, I’m also intrigued with digital art. I’ve started experimenting with various ways to create art using my computer and I find it fascinating. So far what I’ve done is mimic my Batik work but I think there’s a lot of potential for new directions with this medium.
I rarely make jewelry or work with glass anymore but the skills I learned from that stage of my development have been vital to establishing and refining my sense of design, space, and color.
I hope you enjoy my work!