About

I was born in 1972 in Brussels. After university I worked for several years in a company. Subsequently, I took care of my three children full time. 

At the same time, I studied painting during a few years at the Stedelijke Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten Jan Portaels in Vilvoorde and at the SLAC Beeldende & Audiovisuele Kunst in Leuven. 

Since 2020 I’m painting and drawing full time in my studio in Meise. 

Why do I paint?

As a child I enjoyed playing in our wild garden, observing trees, plants and animals with which I imagined myself stories. This made me happy. 

Today, I have an adorable family and still enjoy imagining stories with characters, animals, plants and architectural pieces of our house and surroundings. 

Next to that, I often think about humanity and nature who are threatened today. I reflect on our behaviour, on our way of living.

I want to share my imaginary world and reflexions.

What is my working process?

For materializing my thoughts, I mix childhood memories with elements coming from my surroundings.

The composition is an important step in my working process. 

First I observe and take pictures of real life situations or select photos from our library. Then I mentally assemble these fragments and combine them. If necessary I make a pencil drawing. The final step of my process consists of choose the colors to try to obtain a harmonious painting.

When I was 5 years old, I used to listen to the Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The passage where the fox suggests to the Little Prince to tame him and to create links, changed my way of seeing animals. Three years later, we found a baby jackdaw bird that we fed and tamed. The magic of the Little Prince became reality.