Born in Wilrijk (Antwerp),Belgium in 1937. Currently residing in Zoersel, Belgium. Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium; Academy of Decorative Arts, Berchem, Belgium. Recent major Exhibitions and Auctions. Birds in Art: LYWAM - Wausau, WI - 1984 – 2000, 2002-2017. Wildlife Art: Artists Viewing Nature – Museum Tour in Oldenburg (Landesmuseum Natur und Mensch), Berchtesgaden (Museum Schloss Adelsheim) and Mainz (Naturhistorischen Museum), Germany- 2016-2017. Picture This framing & gallery, Sherwood Park, AB, Canada, 2016-2017; Masterpieces in Miniature. Celebration of Wildlife Art 2012, Kenai Convention Center, Alaska.
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Grizzly Sow with Two Cubs #2
I saw those two grizzly bear cubs by themselves, climbing the side of a mountain in Alaska. It was a pretty sight, which would make for a captivating painting, one day. When I decided to enter it into my working agenda, I chose to do a detailed pencil drawing and added their stout mother.
She could be perceived aggressive and dangerous when approached by a hiker. This is why the best way for me to get close to bears in their natural setting is to rely on my imagination.