Liesbet Weckhuysen (°1975)
From an early age I have been fascinated by the effect of light on colours. Especially when light shines on people, an enchanting interplay arises between colour and emotion. It is wonderful to capture someone's subtle emotion on the canvas, or to illuminate the atmosphere of a place in a landscape or city view by means of paint. Moreover, the brush and the paint allow me to freely manipulate the images that surround me.
I studied physics at the university of Leuven and have been teaching physics at UCLL (University College Leuven - Limburg) since 2001. I consider myself as a passionate teacher. I am convinced that physics and art are very closely related to each other. In my opinion, they both originate from astonishment about life, and they both try to describe the intangible.
I am an active member of the association Kunstcollectief in Oud-Heverlee, where I take courses with Leon De Borger. I also had an artistic training at the Art Academy of Leuven (SLAC) before.
My work is figurative. I mostly paint with acrylics on canvas. The combination of warm colours, the attention to perspective and depth, the heavy contrast between light and shadow, and rough brush stroke characterize my paintings.