14 07, 2016

Introducing Dutch painter Margo van Erkelens

By | July 14th, 2016|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Margo van Erkelens spent her youth in Goedereede, a small Dutch town close to the seaside. The scents, the changing seasons colors and her memories of this charming town formed the major source of inspiration to create her landscape and seascape paintings. [...]

14 04, 2016

Made in Russia

By | April 14th, 2016|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , |3 Comments

Russian artist-designer Denis Milovanov transforms ancient Caucasian oaks into everything from tables and chairs to bowls and chopping boards. With his wooden sculptures he brings an artisanal touch to Russian furniture design. Milovanov is working according the tradition of craftsmanship [...]

28 01, 2016


By | January 28th, 2016|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , |5 Comments

In my childhood, my father who was an ébéniste, often took me to antiques fairs to learn more about the design and the construction of antique furniture. At the mean time I enjoyed the diversity of the presented antiques and [...]

6 02, 2015

Brafa 2015 short tour

By | February 6th, 2015|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , |5 Comments

  Last Sunday ended the BRAFA 2015 edition. Brafa (Brussels Antiques and Fine Art Fair) is one of the leading European art and antiques fairs. All the work that is shown is for sale. All antique pieces and works of [...]

30 06, 2014

In love with ceramics of Shinobu Hashimoto

By | June 30th, 2014|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

  Not so long ago I was introduced to the beautiful work of the Japanese artist Shinobu Hashimoto by discovering several pictures of his work on Pinterest and by visiting his Facebook page. I fell in love with the design [...]

10 05, 2012

Belgian artists-sculptors

By | May 10th, 2012|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , , |13 Comments

  Today I want you to meet 2 of my favorite Belgian artists! I was introduced to their sculptures, at Belgian lifestyle, interior design and garden shows, where both artists had a booth.   MARTINE BOSSUYT Martine’s figurative and non [...]

8 03, 2012

The ‘aristochiens’ portraits byThierry Poncelet

By | March 8th, 2012|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , , , |28 Comments

In response to a blogpost titled ‘Belgian Musings’ by Vitania of the Verdisgris Vie blog , that was posted earlier this week, I received again a few emails from my readers asking me to tell something more about the painting, [...]

8 12, 2011

Art I love

By | December 8th, 2011|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , , , , |20 Comments

  Paintings by the American artist RICHARD SERRA and the European artist JEAN-MARC LOUIS, are works or art I love.   Painting by Richard Serra  Source : Nuevo Estilo    Painting by Richard Serra  Source AD  Photo credit Durston Saylor [...]

24 09, 2011

What a surprise!!!

By | September 24th, 2011|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , , , |31 Comments

  I was so surprised, but oh so pleased when my friend Céline, of the French blog Céline Chollet Aquarelles, emailed me that she had a surprise for me and that I had to visit her blog to discover what [...]

5 09, 2011

Meet our Belgian artist Jan De Vliegher

By | September 5th, 2011|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , , , |36 Comments

A few weeks ago, friends of mine introduced me to the contemporary Belgian painter Jan De Vliegher, by showing me one of the publications about his work, titled ‘Treasury’. I really was impressed by all these gorgeous works of art. [...]

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