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During the second year of my studies at the Academy of Antwerp, painting was a part of our curriculum. It was a whole new world to discover, with a very liberating manner of working. When creating jewelry you are working in a very limited space, but now I suddenly had several square meters of surface at my disposal. I dipped my hands in the paint and started putting colours on paper. Later I also started using brushes.

For a while I considered changing to painting as my major. In the end I didn't, but I always kept on painting.