To arrive at the present stage of his work, Nicole B. began with studies in decorative arts. Coming from an artistic milieu, it was natural for him to choose the fine arts.
Young, she was engaged in a major bookshop in Brussels. The art books section was given to her for her greatest happiness. This was the beginning of a journey and also the discovery of contemporary art. Numerous meetings of the artistic world and the attendance of the academy of Ixelles (Brussels) guided her towards a pictorial search stripped.
Marriage, two children, Nicole B. decided in the stride, with the help of her husband, to open a store in fine arts supplies in Brussels. An activity of more than twenty years.
It was the meeting of many artists of international reputation. A year at the school "Pierre Chariot" aquarelliste of renon. Nicole B. made watercolor a personal choice.
Its favorite land is 100% cotton paper, with all the possibilities, which it still exploits today. She describes herself as a "Plastic artist working on paper in mixed media".
This artist will not hide her admiration for Pierre Soulage, Zao Wou-ki, Nicolas de Staël and Hans Hartung.
e can follow in his work a maturation of the abstract idea drawn from the source of the figurative.
For five years, Nicole B. was managing director of the European Institute of Watercolor (Brussels).
There, too, many meetings, which will lead her to exhibit at the "Salon of Drawing and Water Painting" held every year in November at the Grand Palais in Paris. In 2007, a new group "Contemporary Watercolor Painters" (Belgium) asked her to participate in their first exhibition in Ghent (Belgium) in 2009.
In 1997, Nicole B. developed a concept based on the composition of forms (Cézanne and Matisse theory) as well as the gestural and lyrical expression of color. She will give placements in Belgium, but also in Paris.
His exhibitions were multiple:
Brussels (B) Paris (F) Antwerp (B) Padova (I) Dallas (USA) Sauveterre du Gard (F) Bridge to Mousson Trégastel (F).
Private collections: Belgium, United States, Germany, France, Switzerland and Mexico.
Museum: Albinasego (I) and Nismes (B)
Galleries: Antwerp and Lasne (B)
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