april 15>30, 2023 de intimiteit van papier hamme
may 6+7, 2023 open studio days
may 13>24, 2023 coupee cahier - industriemuseum gent
september 9>24, 2023 de hamse schildersschool en het idcollectief versus het land van de pillecyn hamme







I started with a small canvas (the one on the left and yes, a recycled one) that I wanted to be abstract and about color, lines and shapes, not really representing something or trying to be figurative. But when I turned the canvas around I started to see a balerina, repeated twice: the body and leg on top and the arm below. I don't know if you can see the same in it. I have noticed that when I challenge my boyfriend, he almost never sees what I see.


I'm using my oil pastels today, giving this scetch from my atelier some color. Oil pastels are quite fun to work with, but real vivid/solid colors couldn't be produced. On the other hand, you can scratch little to a lot away, giving the possibility to lighten parts.




During my last clean up, I ran into this stack of drawings I made in October 2005. I actually made a note on the back with the date, something I don't do anymore, did I got sloppy? I took the effort to scan them in, because to me, it is strikening that I seem to be devided between certain themes I have repeated during my time as a painter and even until now. I seem to have my patterns I feel comfortable in.

The drawings above are stairways to me, but you can have your own opinion. I have always been drawing this kind of geometric stuff, cutting parts into parts and slicing these smaller parts.



She used to be more abstract in her early years, but has since progressed into a figurative style. That's my daugther Amélie! She had her fifth birthday in March and she loves to be creative, just like me. ;) She also had a period all she did was hearts, pages full of hearts ... I'm happy she's gotten over that stage.

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