My enthusiasm for Asian art started over thirty years ago when I intensively travelled to Asia. It's obvious that I gained my love and passion for Asian art from my parents who exposed me to the beauty of these pieces of art.
With my university degree in languages and my natural flair for languages and history, and after 15 years of business management experience, I resumed my study of Asian art at SOAS University London. I took some major steps towards reorienting my life. I decided to devote my professional life to Southeast Asian and Indian art by starting the gallery Famarte in Knokke in 2012. I was extremely focused and determined to pursue my new aim. Since 2018, the gallery has been located in Meise, near Brussels, where I welcome collectors and amateurs in a personal setting by appointment. During the holiday season in the summer, I manage a pop-up galery in Knokke.
Famarte is primarly focused on high quality sculpture and ritual objects from India, Southeast Asia, Japan and Nepal. The gallery also represents several emerging and mid-career Asian contemporary artists. I recently joined the online platform Asian art Society, which gives all customers peace of mind as all members are known for their expertise, and as each artwork is carefully vetted.
We organize regular exhibitions in the gallery or abroad, we take part in several national and international antique fairs (Civilisations Brussels (2023), Antica Namur (2022), Naarden the Art Fair (2023), Cologne Fine art (2018), Parcours des Mondes Paris (2016)). I'm thrilled to collaborate with distinguished international collectors and to build their collection with passion and expertise.