A student of the National Academy of Art and the Art Students League, I studied with renowned artists Furman Finck, Ron Sher and Mary Beth McKenzie and taught art materials/techniques and studies from life. As a figurative artist, I document my reactions to what I read, the music I listen to, who I meet, and the Hudson Valley’s fabulous landscape. My work concentrates on painting, in a variety of media, and drawing and has been exhibited in the US and is in collections in the US and Europe. Artist’s website: www.deanvallas.com