Architecture Of A Dream

My whole life I felt a strong longing to create, but it took me until I was 57 before I discovered the artist in myself.

It started with what I love: patterns, shapes and experimenting with materials. That set the stage for more.
I find inspiration in myself and my environment and how I perceive the world: the beauty of nature, air photo’s of landscapes, architecture, but also the uglyness of old, worn out buildings. The connection between past, present and future is very important to me, so that is showing in the evolution of my work. Every painting builds on the previous and sets the stage for new work.

Painting is my way of communicating with the world, process what is happening and express what is hard to say in words. In my studio I forget about time and the chaotic world. The most important is the process of the making.

Beauty gives me hope, inspiration and a sense of connection and it makes me happy to inspire others with my paintings.

Christel in her studio

Current and coming exhibitions 2022

Past exhibitions


  • 2022: Mark Eanes: The language of design
  • 2022-2018: Academy Waasmunster: painting
  • 2021-2020-2019: Nicolas Wilton – Art2Life Creative Visionary Path Online Art Program
  • 2021-2020: Alice Sheridan – Connected Artists Online Art Business Program
  • 2020: Marc Eanes: The language of color
  • 2019: Pamela Caughey: Powerful Design Personal Color
  • 2018: Jane Davies – Online Course Black and white
  • 2017-2018: Academy Deinze: Digitale imaging 1 year

And …

Tom Barman’s choice, musician and frontman dEUS and filmmaker
My profile on and an article about my translations (dutch)


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