Roland Palmaerts was born in Brussels, Belgium, on 4 October 1953.

He is initiated by his father (semi-professional painter) to the following mediums: pencil, mine, gouache, oil.

He enrolled at the Institut Supérieur d'Architecture Saint-Luc (Brussels), section "interior decoration". It executes its first contracts (design, plan, ...); Made his first decorative murals for discos, ...


In 1984, Roland Palmaerts devoted himself exclusively to painting. In the same year, he was elected a member of the Canadian Watercolor Society.

In 1986, he was a member of the Royal Association of Professional Artists of Belgium (A.R.A.P.B.). Four photolithographs are produced by IdéeCadre (Montréal).

He became a member of the Jury of the exhibition organized by the Charles Lemoyne Hospital Foundation of Longueuil in 1991. He is a "guest artist" at the Baie-Comeau Symposium. It was also in 1991 that a monograph was published by Editions De Mortagne.

The exhibitions that mark Roland Palmaerts' career as well as photos of his workshop in Canada are included in two specific pages of the site

( website of Roland Palmaerts ,see  here  )

The work of Roland Palmaerts is above all spiritual and philosophical. As if the existence, for the artist, was the tip of an iceberg. Delivered body and soul to his art, Roland Palmaerts likes the contrasts.

In his art, the boundaries of reality and dream intertwine. Whether one looks at his portraits, his landscapes, his maritime scenes, his street or interior scenes, or fictitious compositions drawn from the artist's memories or his imagination, one notices that Roland Palmaerts has surpassed Traditional use of watercolor. His works reach an intensity infrequent in the art of painting with water.