Simonne De Visscher
Simonne De Visscher’s paintings are embedded in her genuine love of nature. She is a full-blooded “pleinairiste”, someone who braves the elements to experience nature in its most authentic way, and to display this on her canvas. Her work is figurative, which pertains to more than just faithfully reproducing a certain landscape, or the squiggly veins of a rock. The importance of the stone as subject matter in Simonne De Visscher’s recent work cannot be denied. We see that next to direct observation the artist uses her own fantasy and different techniques, and workes more frequently and for longer periods of time in the studio. Simonne De Visscher paints because this is how she can experience nature in its most authentic and satisfying form.