Born in Bogotá Colombia 1956, Valero is presently at the peak of his creativity. He studied at the National University of Colombia school of Fine Arts and then he went on to perfect his skills at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid Spain. He began collecting awards while still an exceptional student and continued throughout his first exhibitions in 1972-74, wining his first major prize as a muralist with his painting entitled “ Iniciado Solar “ in 1981. In 1986 his work merited an honorable mention at the contemporary International Art Canter in Paris, France; two years later he won the Silver Medal at the International Painting Salon Grand Prix D’Aquitane in Tonneins, France.
His solo shows between 1971 and 2012 include: exhibitions in Madrid, Spain; Bogotá and Cali in Colombia; Fort Lauderdale, Key Biscayne, Bay Harbor Islands, Coral Gables in Florida, and Whittier California.
His group shows between 1971 and 2013 include: exhibitions in Bogotá, Tunja, Manizales and Santa Marta in Colombia; Madrid, Spain, Paris and Tonneins, France; Montecarlo, Monaco; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, West Palm Beach, New York, Los Angeles and Pasadena in the U.S.A.
He has received more than 130 portrait commissions,and his paintings and portraits are in private collections in Bogotá and Cali, Colombia; Caracas, Venezuela; Madrid, Spain; Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China; San Juan, Puerto Rico; City of Panamá, Panamá; Miami, Coral Gables, Key Biscayne, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Miami Beach, New York City, Glendale and Whittier, CA in the U.S.
He has made and applied about 300 new designs for porcelain sinks and tiles.
His permanent public collections include the Rayo Museum in Roldanillo, Valle, Colombia; The Musee de la Commanderie d Unet in Tonneins, France; The MOA Museum of Art of Fortlauderdale, Fortlauderdale, Florida.
His work has been published in selected art magazines and reviewed by authoritative art critics in Bogotá, San Juan, Miami, New York and Madrid.