The stories are in the scratches

It's almost midnight and I am staring at my glowing screen, being painfully aware of a headache that has been following my every move the whole day. Normally I wouldn't be in Sweden right now but visiting my home country Belgium for a week to celebrate my grandmothers 94th birthday, meet...

Linocut experiments

When I was in Belgium a few months ago, I bought a few different types of lino to experiment with. Since this type was much softer than the one I usually use, it doesn't have to be warm to be cut in a gentle way. It sounded great for cold...

Inside my sketchbook

We don't meet as often as I would like, the sketchbook and I. The cold winter days are short and dark and I'm struggling to fit everything that I want to do in the few hours of light. And it's too cold to paint or draw outside, especially since I'm...

Inside my sketchbook

  During October, I've been experimenting a bit with ink for Inktober- an inky challenge for one month. Last year it worked out rather well, but this year I was just not into ink. After all the inky frustration, there was only one thing to do: painting in thick,...

"You know you can turn your camera, right?"

A while ago someone said to me: "You know you can turn your camera, right?" I hadn't really thought about it, but it is very true that almost all of my photographs are landscape instead of portrait. The two abnormalities in this case are the two giant prints of New York...

Art & Antwerp: Antwerp Masters 2017

The opening of the Master exhibition by Sint Lucas school of arts and the Royal Academy of Antwerp was something I was looking forward to for months!  As an alumni of Sint Lucas and with lots of great memories of these intense four years it's a great way to relive...

From sketch to linocut print

Do you recognize the sketchbook page from a while ago? This quick watercolor image is now transformed into another medium: linocut. At the time of sketching I wasn't sure what it would become, but that doesn't really matter. Although watercolor isn't the easiest to translate into printmaking, it leaves you with...

Inside my sketchbook

A sudden longing for summer took over although I would love winter to stay a bit longer. I'm dreaming about road trips and campfires under a starry night but in the meantime I chase the ice and go out searching for caves: ...