Hermine De Roo, Belgium / Antwerp Member Since December 2009 Artist Statement I was born in Belgium in 1955.
At the age of two I saw a wonderfully beautiful world. I looked at this world from an exterior vieuwpoint. My little body was under the table and yet I saw the square and the city from a height.
I wanted to tell every one how beautiful it all was, but did not know the words yet. Therefore I tried to draw the view, but I realized that it did not really reflect what I saw. There, under that table, I knew what I was going to do in life: I would learn to paint to express how beautiful the world is!
After my studies I made my living with painting. From 1983 until 1995 there were many exhibitions, including, in 1990, in the European parliament in Strasbourg.
From 1995 I started with murals. After several television reports, was teaching others the art of illusion my main activity.
Since 2007 I started again with my own collection of paintings in oil and acrylic, and my first means of expression: pastel.
And still, as when I was two years old, I say: "Open your eyes and see how beautiful the world is !"