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About

Meet the artist...

I create richly textured, colorful, vibrant abstract paintings centered on bringing forth positive and harmonious forces to balance the increasingly frenetic world we are living in.
My mission is to create paintings that offer a moment to pause, inhale and resurface. I'm inspired by life itself. I'm fascinated by the human mind with all its complex mysteries and by the immense beauty of nature.

For me, being an artist is about continually evolving, it’s about searching and finding my way as I create. It’s about experimentation and keeping experimenting in order to evolve and be able to create works that astonish me. I love to play and experiment with color and materials. The not knowing when I approach a new canvas or paper is challenging and liberating at the same time.
My goal is to bring about breathing life onto the surface of the painting with stream of consciousness gesture, mark making and energy.

In my childhood, I was always scribbling and drawing but becoming an artist was not really an option in a family with no artistic antecedents.
I was born in Aalst (Belgium), moved to Brussels where I studied at the VUB and got a Master in Psychology. But my interest in art remained and about twenty years later, I decided to do it properly. I started a formal training at the Art Academy in Liedekerke where I obtained my drawing and painting certificate and discovered my passion for abstract art. I continued to explore art on my own, complemented with advanced art workshops.
I started my way into the art world in 2009.

I live and work in Ternat near Brussels and part of the year in Spain.


Collections

Private collections in USA, UK, France, The Netherlands, Belgium

Selected exhibitions

2018
Art trail Tervuren (Belgium)
Gallery Sobo Bade - Dakar (Senegal)

2017
Kunstbeurs, Kortrijk (Belgium)
Exhibition CC Strombeek (Belgium)
ArtTiestenToer, Tervuren (Belgium)
Open Atelier Ternat (Belgium)
Linéair, Dilbeek (Belgium)

2016
Kunstzomer, Leke (Belgium)
A visual Conversation, Asse (Belgium)
Guest artist at Lydia Smets (Belgium)

2015
E-Musée, Ghent (Belgium)
MAP, Eeklo (Belgium)

2014
Porter Novelli business event (Belgium)

2013
RV Contemporary Art, Kortrijk (Belgium)
Espace Art Gallery, Brussels (Belgium)
Gallery Artstudio, Knokke (Belgium)

2012
Fuchs & Associés (Luxemburg)
CASC Europe (Luxemburg)
Enovos (Luxemburg)
ArtHill Gallery (Belgium)
Miele International (Luxemburg)
Lubrizol (luxemburg)

2011
AG2R - La Mondiale, LU
Erste Europaische Bank (Luxemburg)
Banque Lloyds TSB (Luxemburg)

2010
Art Gallery Gerda De Jonghe – Lennik (Belgium)
Galerie Kunstobjectief – Lochristi (Belgium)
Salon International de Sainte Marie la Mer (France)
Salon International des Arts Contemporains à Bruxelles (Belgium)
54e Salon International des arts plastiques de Béziers (France)
Art gallery Schepens – Zele (Belgium)