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Vanessa Van Meerhaeghe

Painter, illustrator

Lives and works in Ronse (BE)

Vanessa Van Meerhaeghe is an illustrator and painter in Ronse. She has a professional background in the fashion industry, fashion design and illustration. Her work is very colourful and figurative. The girls she portrays are elegant and have a strong nostalgic (sometimes sad) look. This is very contrasting with the colourful bold patterns and backgrounds that the artist paints.

Her canvases are strongly influenced by the work of contemporary fashion designers and other artists such as Chantal Joffe and Elisabeth Peyton. So too are the patterns and designs of Dries Van Noten.