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About Marc De Waele

 

I was born in Belgium in 1962 where I undertook my studies.

I have worked and painted throughout Europe before moving to the United States in 1999.

I have studied under some of the most acclaimed artists in the world and have been involved in many great projects such as the restoration of the paintings at the Royal Palace in Brussels, Belgium.

My work has sold to collectors all over the world, and I now offer my services in art in the United states. You can read personal references HERE.

You can read about press coverage I have had HERE.
Here is a brief summary of my education, training and experience.
 

EDUCATION

1978-1983

 The Academy of Fine Arts, Eeklo, Belgium
- Concentration in Art History, taught by Professor De Bruyn
 Meylemans Superior Institute for Decoration, Antwerp, Belgium (2 years)
- Concentration in trompe l’oeil, specialty decoration, marble and wood painting techniques
- Passed with distinct honors and 2 silver medals

1990—1993
 Courses taken in Paris for Art-Deco and Art Nevaeu (Jugendstil)

 

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WORK EXPERIENCE

1984-1987

 Restoration of paintings at the Royal Palace in Brussels, Belgium

1985

 Exhibitions in the following cities:
- Ghent, Belgium, Eeklo, Belgium, Roeselare, Belgium, Knesselare, Belgium

1986

 Exhibition at the Hotel Elysee at Knokke-Zoute Beach, Belgium
 Exhibition at the Munchen Museum of Art in Munchen, Germany where 2 works titled, Mixid of Gold 18 x 28 cm, 1984 and Chinese Astrology of the Rabbit 18 x 28 cm, 1985 remain displayed

1987

 Exhibition at the Achterdries Castle in Oostakker, Belgium

1988

 Exhibition at the Moat-House International Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England

1990—1993

 Specialty murals, trompe l’oeil, and decorating for hotels, restaurants, and individuals in Belgium

1994

 Exhibition at the home of Niki Lauda, Spanish race car driver, in Ibiza, Spain

1995

 Exhibition at the Hetspijker AitCafe in Ghent, Belgium
 Exhibition at the Blamkenberge Beach Casino, Blankenberge, Belgium

1996

 Exhibition at the Blankenberge Beach Casino, Blankenberge, Belgium
 Exhibition at the Jucca Gallery in Lochristi, Belgium

1997—1998

 9 ft x 15ft mural for the Blankenberge Beach Casino titled, Blankenberge and Her Casinos
 Exhibition at the Blankenberge Beach Casino, Blankenberge, Belgium

1999
 Commissioned by the city of Huy, Belgium (French Belgium) to paint a l2ft x 2111 mural of the city
 Several private trompe l’oeil orders, restorations and wall murals for a private home in Tarpon Springs, Florida

2000 - 2001

 8ft x 12ft, 16ft x 12ft, and 30ft x 30ft wall murals of Venice, Italy for a private home in Clearwater, Florida
 Many trompe l’oeil, patina, and faux marble works for private homes in Tampa Bay, Florida
 5ft x 7ft oil painting on canvas for the Design Resource Group located in Clearwater, Florida
 Many pieces of furniture and cabinets restored and decorated in the Tampa Bay area, Florida
 4ft x 5ft oil on canvas “God Bless America” depicting the events that occurred on September 11, 2001 — donated to Mayor Guiliani and the City of New York
 10ft x 30ft oil canvas backdrop of forest scene for the Richey Suncoast Theatre, New Port Richey, FL

 Several special orders for private clients; oil on canvas

2002-2004

Built studio for sculptors
Trompe l'oeil on walls in private homes
Restored marble sculptures on the Bok Tower in Lake Wales, FL

2005

Worked together with Gallery Fused Energy and focused exclusively on sculptures

2006
Worked on orders for sculptures and trompe l'oeils - built up private collection

2007

Made fountains to order, painted trompe l'oeils and applied Venetian Plaster in many homes. Finished first sculpture collection for future display

2008

Working primarily for private commissioned works.
Made sculptures, fountains, and oil paintings.
Winner of ArtLoud Competition, Tampa, FL. Public art sponsored by the city of Tampa and the Gasparilla Crew. Sculpture and Fountain now displayed on Franklin St. Mall, Tampa, FL.

2009

Commissioned by Pepsi Cola to work at the NFL Experience at the Pepsi Tent making a sculpture out of recycled Pepsi cans. The sculpture is a 7 foot quarterback. It now resides at the Pepsi Cola headquarters in New York.
Working on a series of aluminum sculptures called the Mystic Dance.

2010 - Present

Specializing in forged metal including gates and railings. Many sculptures commissioned.
 

 

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