The passion for drawing and painting has been rooted deep within me, since a very young age. Welcome. I am painter and artist Virginie Vandeputte (Leuven, °14-01-1997). What once began as a dream and an education grew into my professional ambition over the years.
Today I live and work in Bruges (BE), where I mainly produce oil paintings and stained glass windows for professionals and private persons.
As a student, I studied Classical Painting techniques at AKA Nijmegen (NL) with Lukas Stofferis. I was also a student of Jef Bertels (oil painting, BE), René Klarenbeek at the Rembrandt Studio and the Mauritshuis in The Hague (NL), and Jan Bustin (Van Eyck techniques). At the age of 19, I was admitted to the prestigious Florence Academy of Art (FAA) – an American art school in Florence, Italy – for a more in-depth study of the realistic drawing and painting techniques of the 19th century academies. I graduated in June 2019, after 3 years of academic training.
In 2020, I specialised in stained glass, leaded glass and restoration techniques with Jean-Marie Braguy at the Centre International du Vitrail in Chartres, France. As a trained expert with an exceptional eye for detail, I am your creative partner for a wide variety of stylish art assignments.