"My main theme is, without a doubt, that intimacy
and peace which women know when they are alone,
when they enjoy such simple pleasures as reading
during breakfast, or losing themselves staring into
the eyes of a cat, or just sleeping."
~Francine Van Hove (1942-)
The illustrator and contemporary painter
Francine Van Hove paints gentle, sensuous portraits
of women in day-to-day poses.
She always paints with a live model and has a
particular mastery of transparent skin tones.
Beauty, refinement, sensuality and meditation
are the prominent themes of her work.
She is inspired by daily life, painting and literature.