About personalized artwork

“MUSICA MEDICINA DOLORUM” was delicately painted on the harpsichord that my mother used to play and which showed off in all its glory in the parlor of the mansion where I grew up. 

When I think about it, I have to admit that my childhood was steeped in art: my parents were two musicians, the house we lived in was top-to-toes an example of art-deco, that was unfortunately razed to the ground and had to make way for new apartments when I was about 15 years old.


As a child I did not think about it, but gradually I also learned to feel what it did to myself.  Especially when art in all its facets completely disappeared from my life for a few years.

And because this Latin proverb is perhaps unjustly limited to music alone, I would like to make a plea here for the power of every art form.  Because just like music, a beautiful sculpture, a wood sculpture, a painting, a drawing, a poem, a primeval forest… has the power to silently be our best friend.  The power also to empower, to nurture, to inspire courage and hope.


That is also what I aspire to do with my artwork.


Working intuitively:

Several times I was allowed to make a personal mandala for someone.  It usually went like this…

In an informal conversation I receive directions.  Like seeds.  Sometimes they come naturally, sometimes I ask for specific wishes regarding colours, symbols, themes…  I like to take time for this, and also for the process that follows.

In the days after this conversation I always experience that I wake up in the middle of the night or very early in the morning with an image, an idea that somehow connects very thoroughly to what has been said. 

In how I work, with mandala’s, that image is actually always the center of the circle.  Once I see this image clearly in my mind, I start with the drawing, which unfolds layer by layer in the weeks that follow, following the energy of the center. 


I draw this mandala from my intuition, with the directions I get from the other person.  Although I connect with his/her energy, it continues to happen from within my being.  That’s actually interesting to know, because I strongly believe the result is a synergie between both of our energies.

Feel free to contact me if you want to know more about this.  Depending on the size of the work, the price will also be different.  For the average drawing, such as the original designs of the prints from the artshop, I work about 4 days.  Not in one piece, of course.  But it all boils down to that in the end.  This is about a design of 30x30cm.



Maybe my drawing style appeals to you in the context of personal projects.  It seems very special to me to be able to contribute to the ideas of others; a book, a magazine, a logo…  Do not hesitate to contact me about this.