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Peintures scènes de vie
les animaux de compagnie
L'Egypte au fil du temps
I was born in Malmédy (Belgium) in 1952. When I was young, I used to draw portraits relying on replications of ancient Egyptian art-works that my father, being a doctor, received from pharmaceutical companies. I am really attracted by the eyes and facial expressions.
At school, I used to draw my classmates. After high school, I decided to study nursing, since at the time, studying arts was not well regarded. After that, my job and raising four kids would not allow me to have lots of spare time. In 2001, I decided to grab again brushes and pencils to focus on watercolor.
The topics I choose are again portraits of children, adults, daily sceneries and landscapes. I find my inspiration in photos from vacations, family and various sources of documentation.
In 2007, the desire to give a concrete shape to portraits led me to a ceramics and pottery studio close to my home. Over there I learned how to manipulate clay and give it a shape. I first created masks, and then more elaborated forms, like the bust of young women, or other characters.
Since 2004, I regularly participate to collective or personnal exhibits in Belgium.
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