Cynthia Janssens

"As an artist, I love it when people say that they are touched by my paintings. For me, that means that I did a great job! One of my favorite quotes that I want to share is: 'Life is a work of art. If you don't like what you see, paint over it.'."

Golden Rain - Acrylic on canvas 80 x 80 x 4 cm, €1.695

Although I was very creative as a child, and I could make beautiful things, impactful life events somehow changed the course of my life. Slowly and subconsciously, I distanced myself from that creative part of myself, and over time, I seemed to have forgotten about it. For a long time, I felt content using my creativity in my professional life as a consultant and coach. However, after some time, I felt like something big was missing in my life and found myself estranged from things I used to find so normal and valuable. That made me decide to make a fresh start and give my life a new direction. I consider that time as my rebirth since I found my way back to the things I loved and started to blossom again. With that, I felt an insatiable urge to create things and started making wall decorations using yarn and macrame cord, and other things. My creativity gained momentum when I started painting. It felt like something that had been locked up inside me for a long time had to be released. I followed online painting courses, enrolled in the art academy, read, observed, and experimented. As a result, I created various works of art over the years in my home studio. And so, my story continues.”

Scratched - Acrylic on canvas 50 x 50 x 2 cm, €675
Layered - Acrylic on canvas 50 x 40 x 2 cm, €550
Earthly Mélange - Acrylic on canvas 80 x 60 x 2 cm, €1.395
Blue Streak - Acrylic on canvas 80 x 80 x 4 cm, €1.695

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