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Martine Callebaut

About The Artist

Artist Statement

While visiting my family and friends in France and Belgium, I was always attracted by the windows and beaten-up shutters of the medieval streets.  They represented a confined life, structured, and carefully controlled.  I could hear and imagine sounds, murmurs, conversations, and laughs behind the openings of the house.

In opposition to my windows, I then became attracted to wild animals. Generating my dream of an escape, the power of nature invaded my soul with peacefulness and total freedom. Nature slowly became an important part of my work: fruits, vegetables, flowers and mostly expressions of life.

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I graduated from the ” Institut Supérieur d’Architecture St Luc ” in Brussels, Belgium, with a degree in Interior Architecture. I loved completing my juried designs with watercolor renderings, and, as a hobby, have been painting since then.  I am very fortunate to live in beautiful Marin County, California, where I participated at several solo shows, Marin Open Studios, gallery exhibits, and at the famous yearly Marin County Fair, where my paintings won several awards.

I joined  the ” 537 Magnolias “in 2021. They are a  group of gifted and passionate watercolorists directed by the very talented and known Cara Brown. I am proud to be part of that group. We share our work and paint together every week. Their enthusiasm stimulates and improves my artistic skills day by day.

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Group Studio Details

Among other venues, my paintings were shown at:

“HOME” , The Art Exhibit, Healdsburg Center For the Arts

Mill Valley City Hall, Mill Valley

Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael

Mill Valley Public Library, Mill Valley

Marin Arts Gallery, San Rafael

Alliance Française, San Francisco

Open Studios Gallery, Corte Madera, and Greenbrae

Art and Garden Center, Ross

Riverfront Gallery, Petaluma

Arrivederci Restaurant, San Rafael

Marin Civic Center, San Rafael

West End Animal Center, San Rafael

Marin County Fair, San Rafael

At home during Open Studios, San Anselmo

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