Véronique Vanblaere (Véro), a Belgian artist, moved to Birmingham, AL in 1996, where she opened Naked Art, a gallery that focuses on non-traditional and functional art.
Véro works in fiber art, which includes sewing and creating wearable art, reworking and revamping jackets, dresses, shirts and other clothing with her original drawings on fabric and adding various elements and fabrics to give the garments a new style and life.
She constructs soft sculpture in the form of extravagant hats and luminaries which will often be part of art installations.
She also works in mixed media on paper, canvas or wood which sometimes morphs into much larger projects like indoors murals for commercial establishments.
Véro writes and directs animation films featuring the characters from her drawings or puppets that she conceives and builds.
Her work has been featured at Miami Art Basel.