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INGRID LEFEVRE

Gent, BELGIQUE

Email : ingrid.lefevre1@gmail.com

Site : www.ingridlefevre.be 

FB page www.facebook.com/IngridLefevre.lefinsart 

 

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHY 

 

 

Born 15-5-1958 Gent, Belgium

 

1970-1973: secundary school  Latin-Greek 

 

1973-1976: secundary school modern Languages (Dutch, French, English, German)

 

1977: high school Coovi option Languages (Spanish, Arabic) - Tourism - art history, Brussels

 

1978-1980: high school St Lucas Art school, Ghent  drawing, painting, weaving, batik, composition, art history 

  

AUTODIDACT : Study of life model and life portrait  and different techniques: drawing with graphite, pastel, charcoal,

painting with oil and mixed media (since 1973), watercolor color (since 2010)

 

Since always a passion for music and dance

 

1974-1987: organising artistic workshops for children and adolescents

 

since 1981: working in several multifunctional jobs with social contacts, with designing, translating and also commercial aspects. I also do artistic commissions and workshops realistic watercolor portrait. 

 

Member of the board of IWS Belgium and IWS Canada, member of the AFB (les aquarellistes Francophones de Belgique) 

 

 

ARTISTIC APPROACH AND PERSONAL PRESENTATION

 

  

I have been drawing since my childhood. Already with a preference for faces and figures.  Lucky to be born in an artistic family, encouraged by my father and grand mother who both painted and created.

 

I started drawing at the art school, also a living model with pencil, charcoal, pastel. Included was a  training in weaving and batik, oil paint and acrylic and the study of art history. 

 

But in the end i fell in love with watercolor which became my main medium and passion. Following a number of workshops with  watercolor masters and going further as an autodidact. Now from time to time i give workshops realistic watercolor portrait. 

 

I had solo exhibitions in Belgium and i participated and go on participating in various exhibitions in Belgium and abroad... Spain, Portugal, Thailand, Indonesia, Italy, Canada, Bulgaria, Romania and Greece. I am a member of IWS Belgium, IWS Canada and l' AFB (les aquarellistes Francophones de Belgique)

 

I was always fascinated by people, other cultures, dance, music, social happenings.... Which is also reflected in the choice of my subjects. I can only  paint a subject if i feel a special connection. Then i step into the skin of the subject to display this feeling, atmosphere, situation  to the viewer.  "The eyes are the mirrors of the soul"  is a very important sentence. 

 

I have painted many Cuban portraits based on photo's taken by my husband during our stay in Cuba. Every individual has a very personal and interesting life story of joy, happiness but also grief and sadness which i try to tell. I am also inspired by photo's of friends photographers, who give me permission to make a painting always with my own final touch.   

 

Tones and values, the play of light and dark, colors, composition are the main components in all my realistic works. Sometimes i use a certain pallet with bright colors, sometimes a  very limited pallet or only sepia. I always use  paint and paper with professional quality, which is very important with watercolor. With my technique i start wet in wet to end with details in the dry. Every painting needs a personal approach and time to be finished. But to see a painting finally accomplished is every time a great joy. 

  

 

EXHIBITIONS PARTICIPATIONS

 

 

2012 : 25-26/6   

 

Collectif art exhibition mixed media, Hansbeke, Belgium, organised by Eric Meuleman 

 

 

2014: 2/5-27/6

 

Solo exhibition 'Eyes, mirors of the soul' LefInsArt Portraits in 'De thuishaven', Ghent, Belgium

 

 

2015: 18-19/4

 

37 th price Akwarel Lionsclub Antwerp in 'De Ruiterhal', Brasschaat, Belgium

 

 

2015: 23-26/4

 

Participation with the Belgian community in Fabriano in Acquarello, Italy 

 

 

2015: 1/6-17/7

 

Solo exhibition 'LefinsArt portraits' in st Lucas Hospital, Ghent, Belgium

 

 

2015: 12/9-10/0

 

Exposicio Collectiva Internacional 'Cruzando Fronteras' in Barcelona, Spain invited as a guest of honor by Astrid Vlemmings 

 

 

2015: 5-27/9

 

36 tht watercolor salon of the Belgian watercolor institute, theme Music, Gallery Campo & campo Antwerp, Belgium 

 

 

2015: 24/10-2/11

 

14tht Salon de l'Aquarelle de Belgique in Tour & Taxis, Brussels invited by Guy Gruwier  

 

 

2015: December

 

Collectif watercolor exhibition organised by Piet Van Aken, Meise, Belgium 

 

 

2016: 2-17/4

 

Collectif mixed media exhibition De Kunstbloem, Hof Van Ryhove, Ghent, Belgium

 

 

2016: 21-24/4

 

Participation with the Belgian Community in  Fabriano in Acquarello, Italy 

 

 

2016                      

 

Donated my work to  the watercolor museum Fabriano, Italy  

 

 

2016: 13/5-9/6        

 

Artheek, mixed media exhibition in the City hall of Lokeren, Belgium 

 

 

2016

 

September :  International watercolor exhibition, River City shopping center complex in Bangkok organised by IWS Thailand 

 

 

2016: 3-4/12

 

Hagelands Aquarelsalon in De Linde Neerlinter, Belgium invited as a guest artist by Hagelandse Aquarelkring

 

 

2016

 

Participating in the watercolor museum with 1 small work in Thessaloniki organised by George Politis 

 

 

2017: 20-23/4        

 

Participation with the Belgian Community in Fabriano in Acquarello, Italy 

 

 

2017

 

Donated my work to the watercolor museum Fabriano, Italy

 

 

2017: 13-28/5

 

Artheek, mixed media exhibition in the City hall of Lokeren, Belgium

 

 

2017: 1/5-22/7

 

1st internacional watercolor festival, 'Light water color' travelling exhibition in Torres Vedras and Lissabon organised by IWS Portugal

 

 

2017: 1-27/8

 

37 tht watercolor salon of the Belgian Watercolor institute in the Landcommanderij, Alden Biesen, Belgium. my work by public votes in the top 6

 

  

2017: 23/9-1/10

 

Heritage@art in the Vredeburg Museum Yogyakarta organised by IWS Indonesia 

 

 

2017: 9/11-14/12

 

International watercolor Salon II, Thessaloniki Greece, organised  by George Politis

 

 

2018: 24/2-18/3

 

Participation and demonstration during  Les Aquarellades, les Anciens Abatoirs, Mons, Belgium by Freddy Samain & Fabienne Crepeele

 

 

2018: 3-7/5

 

Participation with the Belgian Community in Fabriano in Acquarello, Italy 

 

 

2018: 11/5-10/6

 

Artheek, a mixed media exhibition organised by the city of Lokeren in  Art center De Wasserij, Lokeren Belgium 

 

 

2018: 23/6-2/9

 

Participation with the Belgian watercolor institute in the collectif exhibition Museo Parisi Valle in Maccagno, Italy 

 

 

2018: 20-28/10

 

Collectif exhibition of les aquarellistes Francophones de Belgique, Gallerie du Beffroi Namur, Belgium

 

 

2018: 28-9/27-10

 

'Symphony in watercolor' selected as a finalist for the travelling exhibition in Richmond Hill and Toronto, organised by IWS Canada

 

 

2019: 15-16/3

 

Hagelands Aquarelsalon in De Linde Neerlinter, Belgium invited as a guest artist by Hagelandse Aquarelkring

 

 

2019: 1-30

 

'Make the watercolor great again' in the house of Parliament Bucharest, organised  by IWS Romania 

 

 

2019: 17/5-2/6

 

Artheek, a mixed media exhibition in the City hall of Lokeren, Belgium

 

 

2019: 22-23/6

 

41 tht price Akwarel Lionsclub Antwerp, Belgium

 

 

2019: 1-30/7

 

International watercolor Triennal Varna, Gallery Boris Georgiev, organised by IWS Bulgaria

 

More exhibitions up to come in the future and next years and new projects. A new solo exhibition is also planned. 

 

 

 

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