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Valérie is a fibre artist whose main fascination lies within the manipulation of fibres and textiles as an expressive art form. Taking landscape as her inspiration, Valérie explores long-term interests in texture, colour, layering and process to create contemplative and ethereal artworks. Showing a contemporary approach to the traditional craft technique of wet felting, the compositions are built in layers, hinting at what may lie beneath, and use translucency and light to create absorbing moods. These are highly textured felt pieces in which cloth is embedded, prints disguised, threads unraveled and details finely stitched, as a painter with her brush. The analogy with painting is significant throughout, making the viewing inquisitive, and challenging people’s perception.