From an early age, Mieke has been drawing, sketching and painting. She spent her childhood and part of her youth in the great lakes region of Central Africa, where her family lived alternately in Congo, Rwanda and Burundi. At the age of 23, she took six months of photography and painting lessons in Cape Town, South Africa. After many years of working in the IT sector and dedication as the mother of Stan and Sarah, she picked up the artistic thread again in 2004, and further developed her drawing and painting techniques at the Sint-Lukas academy in Brussels. Mieke’s work is very varied. The deeply rooted Africa, Brussels, and more specifically the nature and urban environment of her local area in Schaerbeek, are recurring and recognizable themes. To her great surprise and delight, her work ‘Josaphat’ was recently awarded at the 2021 London Art Biennale.
Teached by artist and ceramist Bruno 'Gasore' De Jong
Inspired by African arts & crafts and artist Mark Cammart
Drawing and painting at home
Photography and painting workshops at Stellenbosch University South Africa
Sint-lukas Brussels Art Academy painting
Painting at home