IMAGES: Another Side of Me

Welcome to the Afro amazing, environmental conscious, sistally proud works of Valerie Brown-Troutt a self taught artist and Oakland native. Her artwork whimsically honors and celebrates love lived, remembered or practiced.

Her art often begins with reused and recycled materials. Art and creativity are her sacred platforms empowering her to make meaning through scrap paper images, mixing colors, adding textual words or verse to recreate and celebrate memories.

Valerie uses inspirational images and stories of Oakland's BayArea and black culture. Her art will stimulate your mind, body and spirit.

Visitor's Comments:
-Hi, Valerie. I'm not sure if you remember me, but we met at your exhibition in Jack London Square. I was so impressed by your work that I got a little dizzy--... lost in the fog. Needless to say, from one aspiring artist to an art diva---you're the best! Your images have taught me a lot! Your resume is impressive as well. I would love to have you as an art mentor---I mean that. Thanks again
-Hi, I saw your paintings a few years ago at Jack London Square and have been so sorry I didn't purchase one at that time. Do you still have...
-I was so blessed and inspired by your website. The collages speak volumes to me of who you have always represented yourself to be.