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Hi, I'm Jo

I'm a painter living and working in Bruges, Belgium. So happy to meet you !

Welcome to my site, where it's all about celebrating Life through Art !

If you like art that lifts you up, that gives you joy and energy, this is the place to be…

My paintings are full of life and color. They radiate with “joie de vivre”…

I showcase my own work  and I tell stories about art, life and love.

You don’t need to be an expert on  art to enjoy this site. I know I’m not.
Just come with an open heart and a curious mind, and join me on the journey…

Artist painting on the floor

What I paint...

Large orchidlike flower in purple and yellow


I love to make Nature & Mood paintings that are more about inner feelings than about literal representation of something out there.

I try to catch the energy of organic forms that I see in nature. The colors, that radiate wild energy and unstoppable life force.

I inject my emotions into the work, to give it power ;
to make it come alive.

My People paintings are about the human condition.
Our emotions, the stories we tell ourselves, the relationships we have with each other.

Ah, there’s more…

And because I like a bit of variation, and I’m pretty crazy about animals, I also paint realistic pet portraits in oil, on commission.
Here again, I try to go under the surface, and really get to the character of the animal I’m depicting.
People often tell me that the image is alive ; that is seems the animal might jump right out of it..