The figure in itself is dominating but she knows how to put it the right surroundings where nature and cosmos play a symbolic part. With a set of straight lines she builds a mysterious haze of inner feelings on the canvas in a simple but penetrative way. She does not call for hallucinating images but let herself go with sensitivity guided by an unfailing intuition.
Born in Kortrijk, Hildegarde Handsaeme resides and works in Terlanen (S.E. of Brussels). With an articulate preference for the figure and the nature of woman she went the self-teaching way in the plastic art form. The sensitive approach of this theme remains her source of inspiration which is utterly inexhaustible. The recognition of her artistic plastic language was a fact a couple of years ago when she obtained the third international prize for painting in Libramont.