Valerie Deas

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I am a native New Yorker. I have lived in the five boroughs. The Bronx is currently my home. I have lived here for more than thirty four years. I was an elementary school teacher for twenty nine years and have taught every grade in my school except for first grade.

I am a mixed media/fiber artist I use different materials to create artwork. Working with children for so many years has had a tremendous impact on how I create. Children are very spontaneous and I feel this has rubbed off on me. Works that I have spontaneously created have been very pleasing to me.