I am driven by a quest of authenticity and freedom. My work is spiritual and emotional. I am particularly interested in finding harmonious compositions and color combinations.
My inspiration comes from nature, inner voice, memories of places, and the symbolism of animals. I use my own pictures and found ones in diverse media.
In the whole, I wish to bring a meditative experience to the viewers that might be ethereal and/or emotional.
I am an artist engaged to add poetry to life.
Sablon d'Art Galerie (Brussels, Belgium)
Monat Art Gallery (Madrid, Spain)
2020 - MFA in Painting Candidate at SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) planning
to finish in 2025
2018 - SFAI (San Francisco Art Institute), Public Program Education
2017 - UC BERKELEY EXTENSION SF CAMPUS (SF, CA), Post-Baccalaureate in Visual Arts - Painting, Printmaking, Art History
2014 - PACIFIC ART LEAGUE SCHOOL (Palto Alto, CA), Adult Continuing Eduation - Painting: Portrait, Figurative Abstract, Abstract
2012 - STANFORD UNIVERSITY (Palo Alto, CA) , Adult Continuing Education - Painting, Expressive Drawing
2011 - ECOLE D'ART D'UCCLE (Brussels, Belgium), Adult Continuing Education - Painting, Drawing, Art History
2009 - UNIVERSITE EUROPEENNE D'ECRITURE (Brussels, Belgium), Certificate in Creative Writing - Novel, Movie Script, Writing for Children
2005 - SOLVAY BRUSSELS SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT - Executive Master in Marketing & Advertising
2002 - BOSTON UNIVERSITY, METROPOLITAN COLLEGE - Certificate in Principles of Marketing
1999 - UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES, E.P.F.C. SCHOOL - Bachelor in Executive Secretary
Larry Robinson - Artist Painter, Instructor - www.larryrobinson.net
Glenn Hircsh - Artist Painter, Instructor - www.glennhirsch.com
Michael Azgour - Artist Painter, Instructor, Lecturor - www.mazgour.com
Patrick Brichard - Artist Painter, Instructor - www.beauxartsdewavre.com/patrickbrichard
Dirck Vonck - Artist Painter, Instructor - www.ecoleartuccle.be/ateliers/atelier-peinture-vonck
Important Artists Volume 2
Current Masters IV
Maison & Jardin N°44, July/August 2021
Certificate of Excellence, 24th Artavita Online Contest, 2017
Certificate of Excellence, 21th Artavita Online Contest, 2016
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