It's always been there, within me, Fleurien. I paint flowers, just as the women in my family have done, generation after generation. A tradition followed throughout centuries , which I continue, but with my own interpretation, in my way, with my structure. It reflects me. It is who I am.
I am constantly rediscovering the origins of these floral still lives painted by the women in my family. They are the path to my own artistic language and an endless source of inspiration.
The branches, the compositions, the careful attention to detail, the symbolism and the extraordinary use of colour. This is the foundation of my work.
Paint is being applied roughly and spontaneously as well as through delicate brushstrokes. Large canvases, graffiti, ink and pastel. It's my dance, my journey. I allow the traditions of the past to resonate through my contemporary style. It is my structure of beauty.