My grandmother was an aquarelle artist. She taught me how to paint with water colours.
As a child and then a teenager, I went to my grandmother every day after school. She would sit with me and help me speed through my homework so that we could paint together. Later, I took evening classes in live drawing at the Academy of Brussels.
I have tried different media and techniques in my life, but I have always gone back to watercolours. Painting with water is exciting and daring because of its uncertainty. No matter how technical and trained you are, you can never totally predict what colours will do with water. You have to let the magic happen.
Comic strips are a typically Belgian art form, which I have bathed in from the day I was born. It will always be my favourite form of visual expression.
I grew up in Liege and then spent the next 18 years in London. I now live in Sweden with my Swedish husband, our 12-year-old son and a silly sausage dog.
This website is my virtual gallery.
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