All about me, Kathleen Steegmans
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Enrich your life. Surround yourself with art you love and it will love you back.

You want your living space to be warm, beautiful, and inviting. You also want it to reflect your own unique personality and charm.

Wall colors and furniture can only go so far… have you considered enhancing your space with a vibrant, one-of-a-kind piece of art? Art can do more than just brighten a dull corner, it can completely alter the energy of a space and the mood of someone who walks into it—making a small nook feel restful, or a dining room lively and cheerful. It can tell a story that invites conversation, or simply be an inspirational backdrop. A unique piece of fine art can be cherished for decades and then passed down to future generations as a valuable heirloom.

My name is Kathleen Steegmans, and I create paintings, illustrations, and mixed media pieces that invite you to connect with your introspective self and give your space the extra touch of personality and depth you’re looking for.

As a child, I spent many hours playing beneath the beautiful, mysterious, and sometimes shocking images that were featured in my parents’ photo gallery. I was fascinated by how these artists portrayed the human body, showing it as a work of art and a means of conveying concepts and values, instead of creating simple portraits. Somewhere during those hours of play, my fascination with visual art was born.

In 1998, I graduated with a Master in Visual Arts from Provinciale Hogeschool Limburg, in Hasselt, Belgium. Unfortunately, I firmly believed in the myth of the starving artist. (I LOVE to eat, so living out that stereotype did not resonate with me!). As a result, I worked in a variety of jobs and as a graphic designer for a number of years before eventually launching my own creative agency, MIST, with my partner Tim.

But then, I experienced a wake-up call.

I lost my mother and father to cancer within the space of five years. It made me realize how short our time here is and that I was not living the creative, purposeful life that I wanted. As a result, I began working toward living in an an empowered, abundant way and started creating fine art again.

I think surrounding ourselves with beautiful things is essential to our wellbeing and happiness, so now I consider it my personal mission to create beautiful, luxurious artwork that enhances the joy other people experience in life.

The characters I create are based on images I find online or in fashion magazines, but each one comes alive through my creative process, gaining their own emotions and thoughts. The finished pieces convey empowerment and sensuality, becoming conversation starters and inviting viewers to contemplate their own individuality.

I believe that each of us has the right to live a beautiful, fulfilling life, and that we don’t have to sacrifice these things in order to become the best version of ourselves. Through my art, I offer the idea that life can be both abundant and spiritually fulfilling, and inspire others to consider how they can both live authentically and experience the best that life has to offer.

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