My grandmother was an aquarelle artist. She taught me how to draw and 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, in the early 90s, 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 aquarelle. Painting with water is exciting and daring because of its uncertainty. It feels like you're making a pact with water; it is a game, sometimes a fight, always a dance, and then suddenly magic happens. 

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 20 years in London. I now live in Sweden with my Swedish husband, our 7-year-old son and a little dog. This website is my virtual gallery.

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