Valerie Connolly, Absecon,NJ Member Since October 2011 Artist Statement I attended Rowan University where I majored in Fine Art. My focus was in Sculpture and I minored in Art History. I was very interested in in painting and ba relief work. I did alot work prodominantly in black and white. At this time I was doing alot of B&W photography as well. I continued on as a furniture designer and my pieces were featured in top galleries in metropolitan areas throughtout the tri-state area. My interest was in 2-D design theory,it has led me to some avante-guarde types of subjects. However, I have also developed a deep appreciation for nature which leaves me a little less cohesive themeatically. But, I am a novice yet, I am sure I will have the time and support to find my niche. Hopefully with your feedback, I will also be able to find my way. Looking forward to hearing gentle opinions. My work had been featured in the "Painted Bride Gallery", in Manyunk", in Phia, PA, and "The Ruth Newman Shapiro Showhouses". in Margate, NJ, and the "Central Square Gallery", in Llinwood, NJ. and "Through the Looking Glass" in Smithville, NJ.