I spend my days studying and recording the constant, subtle, changing elements of natural life in various environments of Northern New England and beyond. My work provides a nostalgic sense of place and simplicity, yet is ultimately defined by the infinite. I hope to elevate the viewer, both aesthetically and spiritually. The images are reflective, surreal, and organic in nature. The work also explores the mystery and the solitude of the anonymous human experience. I am driven to capture the changing atmosphere and the endless nuances of a landscape, both physical and psychological, to reveal the truth of a limitless reality. The image is made, a dream is reflected, and the esoteric quality of a moment has been remembered.
Valerie Vermeulen was raised in New Hampshire where she now works and resides. She has shown and sold her paintings, mixed media, and collage both regionally and nationally in galleries and through private commissions. She is now pursuing a career in fine art photography as well. She will be attending the School of Visual Arts in New York City beginning June 2021 to pursue her MFA in Art Practice.